Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- Just a day removed from sounding completely optimistic about linebacker Manny Lawson and his chances to play on Sunday, head coach Doug Marrone did a 180 following some new information.
"When I said yesterday, I did, I really felt good and then we had a setback yesterday afternoon," Marrone said on Thursday. "It's gonna be a day-to-day thing. Obviously he has a hamstring, so that's not the best of news."
Lawson suffered a hamstring injury for the second straight week, but the most recent one occurred in a different spot according to the head coach. Even still, until a workout after Wednesday's practice, the Bills remained hopeful for the linebacker to play against the New Orleans Saints.
While not ruling him out just yet, Marrone did not sound as confident as he did on Wednesday.
"No, it's not official, but again the two days of practice. Manny is smart and he's a veteran guy, so that's why it'll be day-to-day with him," Marrone said. "Not where we wanted it to be."
While the news on Lawson wasn't good, the Bills also had two players return to practice on Thursday. Running back Fred Jackson (knee) was a limited participant, while defensive lineman Kyle Williams (Achilles) returned to practice in full.
Both players are expected to play against the Saints on Sunday.