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Top Isaiah Hodgins News

  • Isaiah Hodgins: Joins Buffalo's practice squad

    Hodgins (knee) was added to the Bills' practice squad Wednesday.

    Hodgins dealt with a knee injury late in camp and failed to secure a spot on Buffalo's 53-man roster, but he'll remain in the organization as part of the practice squad. The 2020 sixth-rounder totaled 86 receptions for 1,171 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final season at Oregon State but hasn't yet made his NFL debut.

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  • Isaiah Hodgins: Can't eke out roster spot

    Hodgins (knee) was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    In the end, a knee injury cost him a chance to make a late run at Jake Kumerow and Marquez Stevenson for a final receiver spot. The Bills run plenty of four-wide and even five-wide sets, so we imagine the team has an eye on getting Hodgins onto the practice squad if no other team claims him, especially since he was putting together a strong training camp prior to the injury.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Considered day-to-day

    Hodgins (knee) is considered day-to-day, but he may be able to practice within the next week, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

    The knee issue emerged for Hodgins in the team's first preseason game Aug. 13, and he has yet to retake the field. Hodgins had some momentum with strong reviews from the coaching staff regarding his play at OTAs and early on in training camp. However, this injury seemingly puts his roster spot in jeopardy, as he's also competing with Jake Kumerow and Marquez Stevenson for a role among the receiver corps.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Not playing Saturday

    Hodgins (knee) will not play Saturday against the Bears, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

    The second-year wide receiver is competing for one of the team's final roster spots so this is obviously not an ideal situation. The likes of Jake Kumerow, Marquez Stevenson and Brandon Powell could see more playing time as a result.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Sits out Monday

    Hodgins missed Monday's practice due to a knee injury suffered in Friday's preseason win over Detroit, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

    While we'll see if the second-year man can get some work in ahead of the second preseason game Saturday, any missed time could prove costly since there's a pretty close battle going on ahead of the season for the last 1-to-2 spots in the receiving corps.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Forced out Friday

    Hodgins had to leave Friday's preseason game against the Lions due to a knee injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

    Hodgins caught his only target for 13 yards before departing. This could potentially be a tough break for the second-year man, as he's competing with several others for one of the final receiving spots. Hodgins was said to be having a strong camp up to this point, and the hope is that the injury is minor and allows him to get back in action soon.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Making strong early impression

    Hodgins has received praise from coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen for his impressive work during OTAs and minicamp after posting a standout performance in the sessions, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

    Hodgins reportedly impressed during last year's training camp as well but was sidelined before the season began by a shoulder injury that required surgery, and he never returned. He essentially enters 2021 as a rookie and has a lot of talent ahead of him, so he will need to continue impressing in training camp if he wants to secure a spot on the final roster. Hodgins should at least have some preseason action in 2021 to show what he can do.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Ready for Year 2

    Hodgins has shed his red non-contact jersey during this week's practices after shoulder surgery caused him to miss his entire 2020 season, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    The Bills had high hopes for the Oregon State product after selecting him in the sixth round last season, but he never set foot on the field and is finally ready to begin what will essentially be his first real NFL season. "He's surprisingly quick and I'm not talking long speed, he's got that too, but just a short game quickness and getting off of jam and make it a good release," said quarterback Josh Allen this week. High praise from Allen aside, Hodgins has a fight on his hands just to make the final roster for the start of the season, as the Bills have almost everyone back from last year's high-powered offense, while veteran Emmanuel Sanders replaces the departed John Brown.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Done for 2020

    Hodgins will miss the rest of the season after having shoulder surgery this week, The Buffalo News reports.

    Hodgins suffered the injury before his season even got started. The team was hoping to activate the sixth-round rookie for the stretch run, but ultimately surgery was needed and he'll have to look toward next season to get his NFL career off the ground.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Returns to practice

    The Bills designated Hodgins (shoulder) to return from injured reserve Monday, opening the 21-day window for him to be activated, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

    The rookie sixth-round pick showed enough in training camp to make the active roster, but he was subsequently placed on IR before playing a game. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver is eligible to play in the Week 12 matchup against the Chargers if the upcoming practice week goes well. Rookie Gabriel Davis has already proven to be an effective depth option for the Bills, so Hodgins will shoot for the No. 5 receiver role once he's ready.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Could require surgery

    Hodgins may need shoulder surgery, but the Bills hope that rest will be enough for him to return this season, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Hodgins was placed on injured reserve Sunday and is required to miss at least three games as a result, and the team is hoping he'll be recovered enough to return by then. At some point, however, he'll likely need surgery. The rookie sixth-round pick is eligible to return in Week 4 versus the Jets.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Moves to IR

    The Bills placed Hodgins (undisclosed) on injured reserve Sunday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

    The nature and severity of Hodgins' injury remain undisclosed, but he'll be eligible to return to the active roster after a minimum of three weeks. When healthy, Hodgins could find himself in position to compete for No. 4 receiver snaps with Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Andre Roberts.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Opportunity for 2020

    Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll cited Hodgins' size as an asset this week as something the team hopes to put to good use this season, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. "They're bigger guys, size guys," Daboll said in reference to Hodgins and fellow rookie Gabriel Davis. "Both the type of men they are and really the type of player, tough physical guys that have good ball skills, are not afraid and provide us a little bit of size."

    The team's top three receiving spots are spoken for between Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley, but beyond that, the No. 4 role is completely up for grabs. Hodgins is slightly taller than fellow rookie Davis, but he was also drafted two rounds later. He'll get a fair shot at a roster spot, though this is a receiving corps that runs pretty deep. Just because he's slightly taller than most, at minimum Hodgins will have to beat out at least one of his taller teammates in Davis and Duke Williams, and maybe both. Given the short learning period in this pandemic year, Hodgins' upside seems to be a final roster spot, though at worst there's room on the practice squad for a guy with his upside.

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  • Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Puts paper to ink

    Hodgins has signed his rookie deal, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    Drafted in the sixth round out of Oregon State, Hodgins will have a tough row to hoe to land a permanent spot on the Bills, as the team has at least three locked-in wideouts in Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley. After that comes a whole slew of guys in the same boat as Hodgins, who probably sits about ninth if we're guessing at the team's current depth chart, one that includes Gabriel Davis, who was drafted two rounds in front of Hodgins. Hodgins does offer is size at 6-foot-4 along with good skills around the ball. The Bills don't currently have a lot of "bigs" in their receiving corps.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 201 lbs
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore