Woods has not practiced since injuring his knee in Week 11, so he'll sit for the second straight game. He's optimistic that he'll be able to return before the regular season comes to a close, but it's not clear how much more time he will miss. With Woods out this week and Percy Harvin sidelined as well, Sammy Watkins (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (wrist) -- despite being injured themselves -- are set to be the
Woods (knee) was not seen at Friday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Woods sat out the first two days of practice this week to rest his sprained knee, and it appears he will do the same Friday. The Bills will release an official update on Woods' status after their final session of the week, but it's looking likely he will miss another game.
Woods, who didn't practice again Thursday, was back with the team and wearing only a compression sleeve on his sprained left knee and said he thinks he can return this season, The Buffalo News reports. "No real timetable, just trying to be available as fast as I can," said the veteran. "Whether it's this week, next week ... just working to be prepared and be available."
Woods is almost certainly out for this week as coach Rex Ryan has indicated, but with Buffalo's receiving corps depleted he'd make a nice addition if he can return in the coming weeks, especially if the Bills can continue to cling to their playoff hopes.
Coach Rex Ryan previously expressed doubt regarding Woods' Week 13 availability, so it wouldn't surprise us to see the wideout ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, upon the release of Friday's injury report.
Earlier in the week, coach Rex Ryan sounded pretty pessimistic about Woods' chances of playing this week in Oakland. If things unfold in that manner, Justin Hunter or Marquise Godwin will be counted on to step things up across from Sammy Watkins, who's expected to get more reps than Week 12, which represented his first game action since Week 2.
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