Even though he was out of concussion protocol, practiced all week, had no injury designation, and was active, Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse did not play on Sunday in a 32-30 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott called it a “coach’s decision” when speaking with the Buffalo media on Monday.
“He was healthy,” McDermott told reporters on his weekly Zoom conference call. “Mitch is a good player and we just felt like, for that week, that week being last week, we felt like we had at least some momentum with the group we had had in when Mitch went down and wanted to take a look at one more week there.”
Morse suffered a concussion on the third offensive play of the game back on Nov. 1 against the New England Patriots. He missed the following week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was removed from the league’s concussion protocol and practiced all last week, leading up to the game in Arizona.
However, it was Jon Feliciano who started at center and played all 73 snaps in Sunday’s loss.
McDermott said Morse was not benched, but called it “strictly a football decision.” When asked if Morse will, once again, be the starting center going forward, he said the offensive line lineup will be determined every week.
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