The Buffalo Bills will once again be on prime time in Week 2, but they will be missing a key member of their defensive front on Monday night. Per a team announcement, defensive tackle Ed Oliver has been ruled out.
The 2019 first-rounder took on a starting role midway through his rookie campaign. Since then, he has been a steady presence on the Bills’ D-line, appearing in every contest so far in his career. With 12 sacks, he has shown the pass-rushing ability that made him a top-10 pick in addition to his work against the run.
The latter skillset has been poorly graded by PFF, but the Bills still generated little surprise when they decided to pick up his fifth-year option. As a result, Oliver will make $10.75M in 2023 while the Bills look to keep their young, championship-caliber core intact.
Adam La Rose, Pro Football Rumors