Tre'Davious White won't play Sunday for Bills

The team has until Tuesday to activate the cornerback from the PUP list

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White will not play when the team faces the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night in Orchard Park.

Head coach Sean McDermott responded "no" when asked specifically if White would play when the two teams meet on "Sunday Night Football" at Highmark Stadium.

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White has yet to play this season, as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered on Thanksgiving night last year.

The two-time All-Pro remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, where he’s been since the start of training camp. He began practicing on Oct. 12. That opened a 21-day window for the team to place him on the 53-man active roster. That window closes next Tuesday.

White practiced on Wednesday for the first time without a red non-contact jersey, which is an encouraging sign for his progress.

The Bills could still choose to activate White before Sunday’s game, but just make him inactive for the game itself, essentially a healthy scratch. However, once they do activate him to the 53-man roster, they’ll have to make a corresponding roster move and either release, trade, or place another player on Injured Reserve.

The NFL Trade Deadline is set for Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, the same date and time as the deadline to activate White.

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