Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:07pm
After starting 17 games over his first two seasons, Bills WR T.J. Graham is squarely on the bubble this training camp. After missing all of OTAs following offseason surgery, Graham's performance in camp has been shaky. He's had more than a handful of drops. The Bills have used Graham mostly as a speed threat -- both in the screen and deep game -- but he'll need to prove himself as more than that to crack the roster.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:44pm
The Bills have used a variety of receiver groupings through the first eight practices. Mike Williams, Chris Hogan, and Marquise Goodwin have all seen time alongside Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. How each of those players are used in the regular season could be determined by the situation. T.J. Graham, who we considered part of this mix in the spring, has barely seen any time with the first-team offense. He's fighting for his job.
It appears that Woods is safe as the team's WR2, while Williams is battling for snaps. Hogan is the more traditional slot receiver.
Bills WR Mike Williams didn't stand out in OTAs and seeing him in action, there isn't a particular skill that he brings to the table that is different from the rest of the receiver group. If Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods become fixtures on the outside and Chris Hogan can continue to contribute in the slot, Williams starts to slide down the depth chart. The Bills will keep Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley on their final roster, so Williams will have to fight Hogan and T.J. Graham for the final spot.
It sounds as if Watkins and Woods are penciled in to start for the Bills with Williams at best the WR3/WR4.
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:26pm
Robert Woods, T.J. Graham & Marquise Goodwin are next up with Johnson out.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm
Bills WRs Steve Johnson (groin, out) and Robert Woods (ankle, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 11. Look for Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham to start. We prefer Goodwin, who has three 50+ yard games and a pair of touchdowns this season. The Jets are a nice matchup for WRs, though high winds are a concern this week.
Robert Woods is also out, so this is an opportunity for Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham to see starter's snaps and targets. They are both Sneaky Starts for Week 11 against a Jets defense that is #26 in WR aFPA. Goodwin has cracked the 50-yard mark three times this season and has scored two TDs. TE Scott Chandler should also see a bump in targets.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:01pm
Bills WR Steve Johnson (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Robert Woods (ankle) missed practice again Thursday and is out for Week 11. HC Doug Marrone said that he doesn't feel good about Johnson's chances of playing. Johnson looks very iffy and Woods won't play this week. If both are out, look for Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham to start. The Jets are a nice matchup for WRs.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm
Bills WR Steve Johnson (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Robert Woods (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson looks very iffy for Week 11 and Woods won't play this week. If he and Johnson are both out, look for Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham to start. The Jets are a nice matchup for WRs.
Monday, November 11, 2013, 2:28pm
Bills head coach Doug Marrone said they have a decision to make on WR Robert Woods, whose ankle injury is a high ankle sprain.
Marrone confirmed it’s a high ankle sprain, and that the ankle is still swollen.
The Bills head coach admitted that Woods has been an important part of the team’s offense this season. Though he hasn’t made a final decision on Woods’ status for Sunday, but said he’s leaning toward sitting him.
Stevie Johnson may also not play this week leaving the Bills with an awfully slim receiving group of: Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley, who all saw action in Week 10, but combined totaled just six catches. TEs Scott Chandler and Chris Gragg combined for seven catches for 46 yards and a TD. E.J. Manuel's value would also take a hit.
Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:35am
Robert Woods is likely a question mark again this week and didn't play in Week 10. The Bills struggled to throw the ball in a tough matchup against the Steelers. Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley all saw action in Week 10, but combined totaled just six catches. TEs Scott Chandler and Chris Gragg combined for seven catches for 46 yards and a TD. E.J. Manuel's value would also take a hit.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:57pm
Bills WRs Robert Woods (ankle) and Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Woods may not be able to play in Week 10. With Goodwin also injured, T.J. Graham and Chris Hogan may be asked to pick up the slack against the Steelers.
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:37am
Field-stretching receivers T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin had one target apiece against New England. Graham's was incomplete. Goodwin's catch was for zero yards, and he fumbled it. Then he broke his hand.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:32pm
Bills second-year receiver T.J. Graham has been taking advantage of the extra reps he’s received in the practice setting in both the voluntary veteran minicamp last month and the current OTA sessions. With Steve Johnson still sidelined by a strained back and rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin not able to participate until their college graduation dates (league rule), Graham has been a frequent target of Bills quarterbacks.
“I did a lot of preparation in the offseason so I’ve got to pick up where I left off,” Graham told Buffalobills.com.
The interesting thing to note here is that Johnson is dealing with a back issue. He is often nicked up, but always seems to play through the pain. Graham has a chance for a breakout season, but will have to fend off Woods and Goodwin (and Da'Rick Rodgers) for snaps.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:55am
“Oh yeah, I love it,” Graham said of the new coaching staff and fast pace. “Not that I didn’t love the old staff. I just happened to be fortunate to get a really good staff in here that can teach me and other receivers [to be better]. It’s a really good system and I like it. It’s wide open.”
If Buffalo can find someone to provide decent play at QB, Graham will be a deep sleeper heading into the 2013 season provided he starts opposite Steve Johnson.
With two regular season games to play, the Bills made some room on their roster, placing injured players on reserve Tuesday. Buffalo moved WR Donald Jones to Non-Football/Illness and LB Arthur Moats to Injured Reserve.
Jones had been dealing with a recurring calf injury that kept him out of two of the last three games. The injury resurfaced last Friday and kept him out of the Seattle game last Sunday.
“It’s been bothering him off and on,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “It shows up and doesn’t show up.” Gailey may provide insight into Jones' latest ailment later in the week.
Buffalo’s athletic training staff likely thought with the playoffs no longer in reach that it was best to shut the receiver down for the rest of 2012. Jones finishes the season with a career-high 41 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns.
With Jones out, rookie WR T.J. Graham should continue to see heavy snaps. He saw eight targets with Jones sidelined in Week 15.
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