Lawson, McCoy Expected to Play Against Packers; Bills' Clay, Croom Questionable

Bucky Gleason

Defensive end Shaq Lawson should provide a boost to the Buffalo Bills' pass rush this Sunday when he returns to the lineup against the Green Bay Packers. LeSean McCoy insisted he would play against the Pack on Sunday, although he was limited in practice Thursday and Friday with a rib injury.

Lawson missed the past two games after pulling his hamstring in the opener. He participated in a full practice Friday and is expected to play against Green Bay. The Bills need all the help they can get against Aaron Rodgers and the pack. McCoy was sidelined in the Bills' win over the Vikings last Sunday.

The Bills may need help at tight end. Charles Clay missed practice Thursday and was limited Friday with shoulder and hip injuries. Jason Croom, who caught a touchdown pass from Josh Allen last week in the win over Minnesota, was limited both days while nursing a sore knee.

Both were listed as questionable along with McCoy and backup running back Marcus Murphy (ribs). Defensive end Trent Murphy (ankle) participated in a full workout Friday after he was limited Thursday.