Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) is unlikely to play Week 4 against the New York Giants , Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports.
Watkins has been held out of practice all week after leaving Sunday's game in Miami with the injury. It's unclear whether he might be forced to miss more than one week. In the meantime, Percy Harvin should see a spike in targets, with Robert Woods and Chris Hogan serving in complementary roles.
The fourth receiver saw extended action in this game, as Sammy Watkins went out with a calf injury. Watkins' injury isn't expected to be serious, but if he was forced to miss a week or two, then Hogan would be moved to the No. 3 role and would likely see the field in most sets. Coach Rex Ryan went out of his way to commend Hogan for being ready to step up in a pinch.
Hogan has clearly taken a back seat to Percy Harvin and Robert Woods in the team's new offense. He has just the one catch on the season, and 15 offensive plays under his belt. Unless something happens to the aforementioned two teammates or Sammy Watkins, Hogan isn't worth a roster spot.
Hogan finally emerged as a viable threat last season, recording career-bests in catches with 41 and yards with 426 while snagging his first four touchdowns.
"I think God works in mysterious ways," he said, per the Buffalo News. "I’m excited with the coach we have now. I think he’s built a great staff around him. Offensively, I know we have some great guys."
"That’s all I want for myself," Manuel said of the quarterback competition. "I just want to be able to compete, let it be open, and at the end of the day the best man will play."
Manuel spent part of the offseason working on his throwing motion with Steve DeBerg. "We studied a bunch of elite passers in the game, and they all throw the ball, not necessarily the same exact way, but certain types of ways," Manuel said. "I’ve been working on that since January and I think I have it down now."
He also spent time working out with Bills WR
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