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Bills vs. Jets inactives: Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods out

The big story line in the first game was the injury situation. Will that same narrative play out today?

Tom Szczerbowski
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills got smoked by the New York Jets in Week 3, largely due to an injury-depleted secondary. Justin Rogers was torched for long touchdown bombs in place of Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin went down early, forcing Aaron Williams into an admirable job at cornerback. Gilmore and McKelvin are back as is Jairus Byrd but the Bills are struggling with injuries on offense.

Listed as OUT for today were Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle). That leaves the Bills with just four healthy receivers and Chris Hogan likely to get his first NFL start alongside T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin. Marcus Easley will also see increased playing time.

Buffalo didn't add any receivers to the squad this week, instead coach Doug Marrone said all three tight ends will see playing time. Rookie Chris Gragg is expected to see the biggest number of increased snaps at that position. He was inactive in Week 3.

Also in the mix is Evan Rodrieguez, a shifty fullback singed in the last two weeks. He will see his first game action this week after failing to log an offensive snap in his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Healthy scratches for the Bills are laregly the same as last week: quarterback Jeff Tuel, running back Ronnie Wingo, guard Antoine McClain, and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and Brandon Smith. Linebacker Ty Powell makes his Bills debut.