The Buffalo Bills are in a precarious position at wide receiver due to injuries, as rookie Robert Woods and star Stevie Johnson could miss next week’s game against the rival New York Jets, which is a big one for the Bills. Woods was inactive for yesterday’s 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Johnson stated after the game that he is unsure of his own status for next week’s game due to a groin injury he picked up. Johnson’s injury is easily the biggest one for the Bills and fantasy owners, and it’s not encouraging to hear that he isn’t sure of his status. It’s still early, so keep an eye on all updates pertaining to the Bills No. 1 wideout.
E.J. Manuel didn’t look good at all in his first game back from an injury, so the Bills can’t afford to give him even less to work with against a Jets defense that does a great job of getting pressure on the QB. They have issues in the secondary, though, so the Bills have to cross their fingers on the statuses of Wood and, mainly, Johnson.
According to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, wide receiver Chris Hogan stated that he passed all concussion tests and will play in next week’s game against the Jets. That’s excellent news for the Bills, because Hogan is an athletic wideout who holds importance to the team in lieu of the injuries to Johnson and Woods. Hogan is far too raw to be trusted, but he did snag one catch before picking up a minor head injury against the Steelers. Hogan earned the nickname “24/7″ on HBO’s Hard Knocks last year while with the rival Miami Dolphins, because he was “always open”. His speed and ability to get open didn’t help him stick around in Miami, but has helped him obtain opportunities with the Buffalo Bills.