The Buffalo Bills have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, and that’s something that tends to sneak by some people. If E.J. Manuel can make a big jump in his second season, then the Bills will be without a big hole on their roster. Manuel has plenty of weapons around him after the Bills replaced Stevie Johnson with Sammy Watkins after an aggressive draft-day decision and traded for Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that’s not mentioning second-year pro Robert Woods, who should be a significant piece next season. Williams has more past production, but the Bills seem to be so high on Woods that the former USC Trojans standout is currently the projected WR2.
According to Bills head coach Doug Marrone, three big-named players on the Bills underwent surgery this offseason, as Woods had ankle surgery, fellow second-year pro Kiko Alonso needed hip surgery, and another star on the front seven in Mario Williams also had hip surgery done.
There’s no need to worry at all, though, because Marrone stated that none of those three impact players will miss any regular season time after those surgeries. Neither Woods nor Alonso participated in team drills today, but all three of those guys will be ready to make big plays next year. Woods should be a top possession guy in the slot in three-wide sets, Alonso will continue to be a terrific all-around LB, and Williams will look to disrupt quarterbacks even more next year.