Friday, September 26, 2014

Marrone: No concerns potentially having only four WRs


Marquise Goodwin became the fourth wide receiver added to the Buffalo Bills injury report this week, though the dwindling depth chart doesn't seem to be have coach Doug Marrone all too concerned.

Goodwin reportedly sustained a head injury in practice Wednesday, according to Marrone, an injury that's deemed the league's concussion protocol testing to be necessary. This comes on the heels of news this week that the team will be without fellow receiver and special teams star Marcus Easley, who sprained his knee in last Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers, for four to six weeks.

The bleak outlook for Goodwin could potentially leave Buffalo down two wideouts going into their Week 4 matchup in Houston against the Texans, a circumstance Marrone doesn't think will be a huge issue.

"A lot of teams do that," he said Thursday via when asked about the chance of having only four receivers dressed. "We still have some other options if we wanted to bring someone up from the practice squad or things like that. We'll see how the week goes.

"Normally most teams dress four. We've been dressing more because obviously Marcus (Easley) was a special teams player for us. So no, I don't have any concerns."

In terms of practice squad fill-ins, rookie wideout Caleb Holley is the only true receiver of the bunch. At 6-foot, 2 inches tall and 200 pounds, Holley hauled in close to 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in his senior year at East Central University in Oklahoma in 2013.

Goodwin has yet to tally a reception this season and has only been targeted twice in the team's first three games, taking part in 30 total snaps thus far.

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