Bills place Josh Norman on IR, elevate Cam Lewis, Justin Zimmer to active roster vs. Jets

The Buffalo Bills have placed 32-year-old cornerback Josh Norman on injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the New York Jets after the veteran defensive back has struggled to rehab a hamstring injury suffered during training camp.

Norman didn’t practice all week and was ruled out on Friday for the game vs. the Jets. The Bills have elevated second-year cornerback Cam Lewis off their practice squad. He’ll provide some much-needed depth on the boundary at cornerback behind starters Tre’Davious White and Levi Wallace against the Jets.

The Bills have also elevated defensive tackle Justin Zimmer to their roster. WGR 550′s Sal Capaccio reported that Lewis and Zimmer are the two elevations the Bills are allowed on game day for this week’s game against the Jets.

Lewis, 23, was outstanding during training camp. He made a serious push for a roster spot but because of Covid-19 plenty of teams risked some of their young players on waivers because of the difficulty of on-boarding potential free agents.