Bills rule out Lotulelei vs Steelers; Sanders questionable

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have ruled out starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Lotulelei has a calf injury. He is the Bills’ top defender against the run. He opted out last season due to COVID-19 concerns.

Coach Sean McDermott said Lotulelei was hurt during Buffalo’s preseason-ending win against Green Bay two weeks ago.

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was listed as questionable because of a foot injury.