Remember when the Buffalo Bills drafted Shaq Lawson with the 19th pick in the 2016 NFL draft? I definitely do because it looked like a great move to get a versatile defender who would fit perfectly into the Buffalo Bills defense. Lawson didn't come without injury concerns, but originally claimed that he would not need surgery. Shortly after the draft, Lawson found out that he would indeed need surgery on his shoulder, depriving the Bills of their first round pick for a significant portion of the year. And now we have an idea of exactly how long Lawson will be out.

Lawson placed on PUP list

According to a Tweet from Todd Clausen, Shaq Lawson was placed on the Buffalo Bills PUP list.

That means he will have to sit out at least the first six games of the season. That's almost half the season and represents a big blow to a Bills defense that was hoping to get Lawson back in October.

But it's definitely better to let Lawson take his time rather than let him rush back to risk further injury.And the Bills probably wouldn't want to test their luck anyway, given how things have gone this offseason.

Shaq Lawson isn't the only player on the Bills who will have to overcome injury. Second round pick Reggie Ragland, who would have picked up some slack after Lawson's injury, suffered a partially torn ACL in practice.

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He has been placed on IR and is almost definitely out for the entire season. The bad news continued when Marcell Dareus was suspended for four games after failing to attend a simple drug test. He was subsequently ripped by the Bills organization, which felt slighted by his actions.

The Bills also faced problems with Karlos Williams, a productive rookie last year who scored seven touchdowns last season.

He put on weight in the offseason thanks to some snack cravings while his wife was pregnant. He returned to camp out of shape and was clearly unprepared to play Football. After some speculation, the Bills finally cut Karlos Williams because it seemed like he was no longer taking football seriously.

Hopefully the Bills don't suffer more bad luck in the regular season, but it looks like it has already continued in the preseason.

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