Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods was placed on Injured Reserve two weeks ago after injuring his groin during a road loss to the Washington Redskins. As it turns out, Woods had re-injured a groin that he tore back during training camp, meaning that he spent most of the season playing through pain.
Was told Bills Robert Woods was dealing with a pretty tough groin injury all season. Hurt it in camp. Played through it til hurt again late— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) January 4, 2016
In 14 games this season, Woods played 774 snaps, tops among all Bills receivers. Although his stats suffered - he caught 47 passes for a career-low 552 yards with three touchdowns - and despite his ailment, Woods established himself as a solid blocker in Greg Roman's run-heavy offense. Still, it's feasible that the Bills will look to upgrade their No. 2 receiver slot this offseason, even with Woods returning to full health.
Woods, who will turn 24 this April, will be in the final year of his four-year rookie contract in 2016. Until that year begins in May with spring workouts, he has already had surgery to correct his groin issue, ensuring he'll be field-ready by the time that prep work begins.
Bills WR Robert Woods already had his groin surgery. 6-week recovery period. He'll be back for OTAs.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) January 4, 2016