The Buffalo Bills are looking to bounce back from a 2013 campaign that saw them go a dismal
6-10 and missing the playoffs more times than the Bills Mafia would like.
Things are looking up in 2014 for the Bills with the addition of their top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and a core group of receivers including Mike Williams and T.J. Graham who are getting healthy and should be ready to go for training camp in July.
The Bills start training camp July 20 and head coach Doug Marrone stated last week that he is not aware of any player that should miss the start of camp. That is a good sign for Marrone and the Bills' offense, as quarterback E.J. Manuel will now have a healthy group of receivers to catch the rock.
Williams, who came over in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April, has been limited during organized team activities and minicamp because of a hamstring injury suffered last season that required surgery.
Williams had this to say last week about his performance:
We started off where they threw me out there and I was just going every rep and then the leg starting getting to me and then they started holding me back more and more. But then I started getting my legs back and giving me more reps.
In addition, Graham was limited during OTAs and minicamp. Graham did not participate in any team drills. However, both Williams and Graham are expected healthy and ready to go come late July and this will bring together a talented and healthy receiving corps for Manuel.
Williams and Graham will join Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Chris Hogan. The Bills have quietly amassed a quality group of receivers that should have their offense be pass heavy in 2014. Toss in top tight end Scott Chandler and the Bills aerial assault should do some major damage in the AFC this year.
The Bills will roam as far as Manuel takes them and the only question with all of these receiving targets is whether Manuel can deliver the payload downfield.
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