While offseason minicamp stories should always get taken with a grain of salt, the takeaway here is that Woods will enter the season a lot healthier than last year. Of course, Sammy Watkins will get most of the targets, but with Watkins not proving he can stay healthy and with no clear No. 3 or No. 4 receiver behind him, Woods could see a lot of single coverage and secondary targets. A step up from his 47/552/3 season a year ago (14 games) is not out of the question.
Woods is healthy and participating fully in OTAs following offseason groin surgery, The Buffalo News reports. "I'm healthy. I got my speed back. So other than that, it's all timing. Be open, stay open, said Woods. "I feel like I can run again."
Woods is also serving as the top receiver in practice while Sammy Watkins begins his recovery from foot surgery. There's a small chance that could carry over into the season if Watkins doesn't heal properly, though everyone seems to initially think Watkins will be back by Week 1. Woods is a very clear No. 2 entering the final season of his current contract, though we'll note once again the Bills lean extra heavy toward the run.
Robert Woods has been cleared to participate in practice following offseason groin surgery, The Buffalo News reports.
The big question in the offseason for the Buffalo Bills has been whether they'd try to find someone more explosive to put across from Sammy Watkins. However, with a tiny amount of cap room and bigger needs in the draft, it looks like Woods could remain the No. 2 come Week 1. Just remember he'll always be a ho-hum option in this run-first offense, especially when you consider that Watkins and LeSean McCoy see the bulk of the touches.
While many Buffalo Bills followers have clamored for the team to pick up a more explosive receiver to line up across Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods appears to be in line to keep the No. 2 role in 2016, The Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are in a cap crunch and have some fairly major defensive needs, plus they just lost wideout Chris Hogan when the Patriots plucked him and Buffalo chose not to match. The Bills have brought in a bunch of bigger targets to fill out their roster, but none of them seems fit to challenge Woods. So unless the Bills pick a receiver in the first round, it looks like the second starter job will default to him again. Woods put up a ho-hum 47/552/3 line in 14 games last season.
Woods was removed from Sunday's loss to Washington in the second half, with post-game reports suggesting that he was unlikely to play again this season. He finished the year with 47 catches for 552 yards and three touchdowns on 81 targets serving as the No. 2 wide receiver in a run-heavy offense. Woods should have plenty of time to recover before training camp, but the
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