The Buffalo Bills will be without four starters in their Week 4 tilt against the New York Giants. Their solid depth will be on full display as legitimate threats with talent and experience will step in at all four positions.
- DL Alex Carrington (healthy scratch)
- WR Marquise Goodwin (ribs)
- RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring)
- OG John Miller (groin)
- LB Tony Steward (healthy scratch)
- WR Sammy Watkins (calf)
- S Aaron Williams (neck)
The only replacement without starting experience will be rookie Karlos Williams who replaces McCoy who is dealing with a groin injury. Through three weeks, the fifth-round pick leads the league in yards per rushing attempt to go along with three touchdowns so the Bills are rightfully feeling confident. They also called up Cierre Wood from their practice squad to be the third running back for today's game.
At wide receiver, Watkins left last week's game with a calf injury and won't go against the Giants. Percy Harvin and Robert Woods will play more starter's snaps while Chris Hogan's role was expanded last week.
The other offensive starter sidelined is the rookie guard Miller who is dealing with a groin injury. The experienced-but-underwhelming Kraig Urbik will step back in as the starting right guard. Gabe Ikard will be active as a reserve lineman for the first time.
On the defensive side of the ball, Aaron Williams will miss his second straight game with a neck injury that sent him off in an ambulance in the team's second game of the season. Bacarri Rambo will get the majority of snaps in his stead.
Goodwin is still dealing with his rib injury and has yet to play this season. Carrington is a healthy scratch for the second straight week. Steward wasn't on the injury report though he was out with a knee last week, meaning he may have been passed by A.J. Tarpley on the depth chart. Tight end Chris Gragg suits up for the first time this season.
The Bills and Giants kick off just after 1:00 pm today.