Kouandjio Likely to be Active Against KC

Cyrus Kouandjio looks like he'll be active for the first time this season in Week 10. Buffalo's second round pick has seen some first team reps at right guard, and he could take some playing time from Erik Pears against the Chiefs.

Cyrus Kouandjio has been inactive in all eight Buffalo Bills games this year. It’s certainly not what he or the team envisioned when he was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Kouandjio hasn’t complained about his lack of playing time and he was open to playing at guard. Now, Kouandjio may finally be getting an opportunity. During practice this week, Kouandjio saw some first team reps at right guard.

Buffalo’s guard play has been very problematic this season. The team seemingly fixed their left guard woes by starting Kraig Urbik, but right guard is still a problem. Erik Pears, the current starter, is Pro Football Focus’ (Subscription Required) lowest rated guard in the NFL. Pears will certainly start tomorrow against the Kansas City Chiefs, but Kouandjio could start stealing some of his reps.

Doug Marrone said the following on Kouandjio at guard:

"We've been working on that for a while, and I like a lot of the things that I see," Marrone said. "We're still talking about the substitution stuff going into Sunday's game with how we want to do that with him playing guard."

No one knows how much playing time Kouandjio will get against Kansas City, but it seems like his patience will get rewarded starting tomorrow.


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