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Matt Milano

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Bills

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ACTUAL 2022

222 FPTS

RANK: 19

2023 SEASON

- FPTS

RANK: -

AGE

28 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'0'' / 223 lbs

COLLEGE

Boston College

SEASONGPFPTSRANK
20221522219th

Limited at minicamp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-11

Coach Sean McDermott said Milano (leg) will be limited at Tuesday's practice, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.

Milano is working his way back from a right leg fracture, and while McDermott said earlier this offseason that it likely won't be until training camp that he participates in drills, it's encouraging to see the veteran already practicing in a limited capacity. The standout linebacker appears on good track to be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 season, barring any setbacks.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

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Weekly Stats 2022

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16 @CHI Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -8.040.55724050%101000undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Home Outdoor 21 19undefinedNaNth1,08831721562%14493.510undefinedundefined
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Away Outdoor 15 13undefinedNaNth83123641059%30103.500undefinedundefined
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Away Retractable Dome 1 0undefinedNaNth19020100%001000undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

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2017 23 BUF 16 5 67 371th4491423364%21201001
2018 24 BUF 13 13 164 66th73826431257%73310003
2019 25 BUF 15 15 174 47th8873655767%9071.50011
2020 26 BUF 10 5 91 248th3331030460%3193.50000
2021 27 BUF 16 16 177 59th90929571555%50630002
2022 28 BUF 15 15 222 19th94227721266%11371.51002

Recovering as scheduled

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Milano (leg) is "on schedule" in his recovery from a fractured leg, head coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday, Dan Fetes of 13WHAM reports.

Milano is still in recovery mode, and he likely won't participate in drills until closer to training camp, McDermott added. However, as long as he stays on schedule, the veteran linebacker should be ready to go when Week 1 of the 2024 campaign begins.

No timeline yet

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-23

Milano (leg) doesn't have a rehab timeline, though Bills GM Brandon Beane said Tuesday that the linebacker is "probably closer to being through rehab" than cornerback Tre'Davious White (Achilles), Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.

The Bills lost two of their best defenders to season-ending injuries in early October, with Milano fracturing his leg one week after White tore an Achilles' tendon. The latter is more likely to be a concern for 2024, though it's certainly possible Milano's rehab process impacts his spring/summer as he prepares for his age-30 season. The linebacker is under contract through 2026, including a fully guaranteed $4.125 million base salary (and $12.437 million cap hit) for 2024.

Not expected to return this season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-17

Coach Sean McDermott said Friday he doesn't believe Milano (leg) has a chance to return from IR this season, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Milano suffered a fractured right leg early October, one of numerous brutal injuries for Buffalo's defense this season. At the time of Milano's injury McDermott insinuated that the All-Pro linebacker could have a chance to return down the stretch, but it sounds like that's no longer in play. As such, Milano's attention will be turned to making a full recovery for the 2024 campaign.

Shifts to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-11

The Bills placed Milano (leg) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Milano is set to miss significant time due to a fractured right leg suffered during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, so his move to injured reserve comes as little surprise. Buffalo is also waiting the results of an MRI to determine whether the All-Pro linebacker has suffered an additional knee injury, though Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports that coach Sean McDermott said "the door hasn't been shut" on him making a return down the stretch.

Fractures leg, likely done for 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Milano has been diagnosed with a fractured leg and is also feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Milano is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee as the Bills look to determine whether he suffered any ligament damage, but even if the fractured leg is the most serious of his injuries, the star linebacker appears set to miss extended time. The loss of Milano is a significant for the Buffalo defense, as the 29-year-old was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2022 and was off to another strong start to the first five games of the 2023 season with 30 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Dorian Williams and Tyrel Dodson are expected to benefit the most from a playing-time standpoint while Milano is out.

Ruled out Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Milano, who was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Jaguars, had a full cast on his leg from his shin to his thigh, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Milano registered three tackles before the injury occurred. Per Rapoport, the full cast on Milano's right leg is indicative of a major injury and the star linebacker could miss significant time this season.

Leaves with knee injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Milano left with a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game in London against Jacksonville and will not return, the NFL Network reports.

Milano was carted to the locker room and had an air cast on his leg. This is a huge blow to the Bills defense.

Picks off another pass

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Milano recorded four tackles and an interception in Sunday's 38-10 win versus Las Vegas.

With the game already in hand and the Raiders in desperation mode, Milano jumped in front of a Jimmy Garoppolo pass intended for Josh Jacobs late in the third quarter to notch his second interception of the year. He's also still on pace for more than 100 tackles over a full season and is therefore a fine option at IDP heading into a Week 3 matchup at Washington.

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