Sep 16, 2020
Bills injured linebackers Milano, Edmunds miss practice
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds missed practice Wednesday, and their availability is uncertain for Buffalo’s game at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Coach Sean McDermott wouldn’t provide an update on the players’ status other than to say they were receiving treatment after getting hurt in a season-opening 27-17 win against the New York Jets.
Milano, who hurt his hamstring, was not present for the portion of practice open to the media. He’s Buffalo’s starting weak-side linebacker, and had a leaping interception of Sam Darnold’s pass in the second quarter on Sunday.
Edmunds, a middle linebacker who hurt his right shoulder, wasn’t wearing pads but took part in the stretching period.
Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Monday indicated one of the two could be healthy to play, without specifying which player.
The status of backup linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips is also uncertain after he hurt his quadriceps. Phillips watched practice from the sideline.
The injuries thinned Buffalo’s depth at linebacker in finishing the game with A.J. Klein, Tyrel Dodson and Tyler Matakevich. Buffalo also has linebacker Andre Smith available for promotion off the practice squad.
Starting receiver John Brown also missed practice due to a foot injury. McDermott, who spoke before practice began, did not list Brown among the team’s injured players.
Brown had six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Jets.
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NYT’s Maggie Haberman explains how a 6-3 majority could still hurt Trump in the long run
Political analyst Maggie Haberman is not sure another Conservative judge on the Supreme Court will be enough for President Donald Trump to take back the Oval Office in November.
Haberman appeared on CNN with host John King where she discussed the possible impact of Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) decision to consider supporting Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. While many people have expressed outrage over Romney’s decision, Haberman admitted that she is not surprised by the Republican lawmaker’s actions.
“I think people who thought that Mitt Romney was sort of this resistance figure hero… He’s a very conservative person. Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on a number of issues over the years but generally speaking, he has held Conservative positions particularly on issues like these,” Haberman said, adding, “And that matches the state he represents.”
King noted that although a 6-3 majority is typically a Republican’s dream, he questioned whether or not that would serve as a benefit for Trump in the short-term due to the demographical make-up of the country. With several swing states still up for grabs in the upcoming November election, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could either help or hurt his chances of winning certain swing states. Haberman agreed that it could, subsequently, lead to some complications for the president.
She highlighted how Trump’s decisions are typically motivated by the responses he receives from Conservative Christians and evangelicals. However, by only focusing on his base, Trump runs the risk of losing swing voters that could ultimately determine the outcome of the election in several states.
Haberman’s remarks come just one day after Trump’s visit to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he asked the crowd to weigh in on whether or not he should select a male of female nominee for the Supreme Court. The president is leaning more toward selecting a female nominee based on the crowd’s reaction.
Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee in the coming days.