Bills vs. Jets Practice Report: Injuries Deplete Receiving Corps

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills has a pass knocked away by Vontae Davis #21 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

At practice on Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills rotated five players through drills at wide receiver: Brad Smith, Ruvell Martin, Kamar Aiken, Derek Hagan and practice squad member Tim Toone.

The reason? Stevie Johnson, David Nelson and Naaman Roosevelt all sat out practice on Wednesday with various ailments. The good news is that Johnson and Nelson have missed Wednesday practices before and still played; here's hoping that remains true, because that list of receivers is terrifying - particularly considering the Bills' offensive struggles of late.

Also missing practice Wednesday were running back Fred Jackson - who has already been ruled out with a calf injury - and strong safety George Wilson. On the Wilson front, Bills head coach Chan Gailey told reporters that Wilson's injury is healing slowly; rookie Da'Norris Searcy will likely continue to take Wilson's reps until his return.

Buffalo's injury list is decidedly shorter this week, but that doesn't mask the fact that injuries from previous weeks - and lingering injuries elsewhere - have left this team very thin.

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