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Emmanuel Sanders removed from injury report ahead of Wild Card round

We break down the news that Sanders has been a full participant in practice ahead of the Wild Card round.

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Emmanuel Sanders of the Buffalo Bills walks to the field prior to a game against the New York Jets at Highmark Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Thursday PM update: Sanders has been officially removed from the injury report and should be a full go for Saturday.

Thursday update: Sanders practiced in full on Thursday and should be taken off the final injury report this week.

The Buffalo Bills are set to get wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders back for the wild-card playoff game against the New England Patriots. Sanders is a full participant in Tuesday’s walkthrough estimation according to head coach Sean McDermott, which is a good sign for his availability.

Sanders coming back into the mix after a two-game absence is important for the Bills. The wide receiver provides some crucial depth if nothing else, although his playoff experience will be vital for a Buffalo squad looking to take the next step after making the AFC championship game last season. With Sanders expected to be back, look for Gabriel Davis and Cole Beasley to see reduced roles against the Patriots. Isaiah McKenzie will also see a reduction in touches, even though the receiver has been used more in the last few weeks of the season. The Bills have started to run the ball more over the last few weeks, which means there will likely be less passing targets to go around from the start.