After tearing his ACL in Friday’s preseason game against the Panthers, Bills defensive end Jarius Wynn is likely to miss the 2015 season, reports Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. While Buffalo hasn’t officially announced anything regarding Wynn’s status, such a severe knee injury likely ensures that Wynn won’t see the field this year.
“Obviously that’s a devastating loss to us and to him,” coach Rex Ryan told Rodak today.
The 28-year-old Wynn appeared in 11 games in 2014, his first season with the Bills. He played on more than 300 snaps, acting as a key backup to starting defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Mario Williams. Wynn, who’s also spent time with the Packers, Titans, Cowboys, and Chargers, re-signed with Buffalo this March, agreeing to a two-year, $2.2MM deal.
Per Rodak, Wynn’s absence could aid fellow defensive end IK Enemkpali — recently claimed off waivers from the Jets — in his effort to make the 53-man roster. Another offseason addition, Michael Buchanan, could see more time, as could veteran Alex Carrington, as he’s capable of playing all along the defensive line.