The good news is, the Bills have enough offensive options that they can make a change to the starting lineup without a catastrophe occurring.
But that might be bad news for former starting wideout Robert Woods.
According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, the Bills went with Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams to open the game, with Chris Hogan coming in as the slot receiver.
Those were the only three wideouts to play with starting quarterback E.J. Manuel.
“A little bit [surprised] for Woody not to be in with us with the one’s. A bit surprising,” Manuel said. “But he did great. He did great. Woody’s going to be Woody with whatever he’s given. So I was still glad to see him go out there and do a great job.”
Woods started 14 games as a rookie, and caught 40 passes. He had been working with the ones through camp, but said he wasn’t told why he didn’t start.
“No,” he said. “It is what it is. I just come out here and make plays whenever I’m in on the field.”
Having multiple options is a good thing for the Bills, and clearly Bills coach Doug Marrone has mended fences with Williams, who left his Syracuse team.