Bills DT Lotulelei put on reserve/COVID-19 list, out on Sunday vs. New York Jets – Community News
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Bills DT Lotulelei put on reserve/COVID-19 list, out on Sunday vs. New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The Buffalo Bills placed defensive tackle Star Lotulelei on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday morning for the team’s game against the New York Jets.

Lotulelei is the fifth Bills player to be placed on the COVID-19 list in the past week and a half.

The defensive gear went down last season due to concerns related to COVID-19. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Jake Kumerow remain on the list, while practice squad quarterback Jake Fromm and wide receiver Tanner Gentry came off the list this week.

Exhibition squad defensive tackle Brandin Bryant was removed from the exhibition squad for the game to replace Lotulelei. The Bills suffered another loss to the defensive tackle group earlier this week when Justin Zimmer tore his ACL in practice.

Lotulelei, 31, has started seven games this season, playing 52.9% of the defensive snaps. He has two sacks, 14 tackles, three loss tackles and two quarterback hits. His return to the defensive line for the Bills this season has been beneficial to former first round pick Ed Oliver.