After a quiet preseason, Robert Woods surprisingly received the start over Mike Williams in Sunday's win over the Bears and was the Bills' leading receiver. While coach Doug Marrone said the Bills might continue to rotate receivers behind Sammy Watkins, Woods and quarterback EJ Manuel were the last two players off the practice field Thursday, working closely with offensive coordinator Nate Hackett and quarterbacks coach Todd Downing while other players were in the locker room. That points toward Woods continuing to see considerable playing time.
One key here is that Watkins isn't 100 percent with a rib injury, so Woods may be picking up a few extra targets that would otherwise go to the talented rookie. It isn't a great matchup, but Woods is a decent desperation play.