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Star Lotulelei ruled out of Buffalo Bills season opener

Star Lotulelei’s return to action will be delayed another week. The Buffalo Bills nose tackle, who opted out of the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, won’t be able to play in the 2021 season opener due to a calf injury. The injury held him out of practice all week, and Sean McDermott ruled him out this morning during an interview on WGR 550.

The Bills still have several options at defensive tackle, having eleven total defensive linemen on the roster. Harrison Phillips and Vernon Butler are both top contenders for Lotulelei’s snaps, much as they were a year ago.