Darby and Harvin OUT vs. Raiders; WRs Watkins and Goodwin expected to play

December 2, 2016

By Sal Capaccio

Twitter @Salports

Both Sammy Watkins and Marquise Goodwin are questionable but expected to play for the Bills Sunday in Oakland, but fellow wideouts Percy Harvin and Robert Woods have officially been declared out for the game.

Watkins has been limited all week after returning to the field after an eight game absence while he recovered from foot surgery.  Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn told the media Thursday the team's top receiver is still playing through a broken foot.  

Goodwin was a limited participant on Thursday after injuring his wrist during the session.  He was seen with his left wrist bandaged on Friday while doing stretching and individual drills. 

Harvin missed last week’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with migraines and will be out for the second straight game.  
Woods has been dealing with a knee injury he suffered two weeks ago in Cincinnati.

The team’s wide receiver depth chart, assuming both Watkins and Goodwin play, will start with them then include Justin Hunter, Brandon Tate, and Dez Lewis, who was signed from their practice squad earlier in the week.  Head coach Rex Ryan said Monday Lewis needs to “poop or get off the pot” as a contributing player.  WR Walter Powell was placed on injured reserve this week, ending his season.

Also, the entire starting offensive line was working together on the field at practice Friday.  Guards Richie Incognito and John Miller and tackle Cordy Glenn had all been limited this week and are officially questionable for the game.  All three are expected to play.

Defensively, cornerback Ronald Darby missed another practice and was also declared out against the Raiders as he goes through concussion protocol.  Kevon Seymour will most likely replace him in the starting lineup opposite Stephon Gilmore, while Nickell Robey-Coleman will resume his starting nickel cornerback duties and Corey White will work at both cornerback and safety.  Seymour had been rotating with Robey-Coleman at the nickel spot the last couple games.

Here is the official injury report provided by head coach Rex Ryan afer Friday's practice:


WR Percy Harvin – migraines
WR Robert Woods – knee
CB Ronald Darby – concussion


G Richie Incognito – neck
DT Marcell Dareus – abdominal
RB Mike Gillislee – hamstring
TE Charles Clay – knee
S Sergio Brown – hamstring
G John Miller – shoulder
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
OT Cordy Glenn – back
S James Ihedigbo – ankle
LB Lorenzo Alexander – ankle
WR Marquise Goodwin – wrist

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