The first official injury report of the 2015 regular season is out for the Buffalo Bills, and they'll only be without two players for Sunday's opener against the Indianapolis Colts: wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs) and rookie linebacker Tony Steward (knee) have both been ruled out after missing practice all week.
Every other dinged-up Bills player - a list that includes running back LeSean McCoy, wide receivers Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Percy Harvin, and Chris Hogan, tight end Charles Clay, and defensive lineman Mario Williams - have officially been listed as probable. All are expected to play.
Goodwin is recovering from fractured ribs suffered on August 29, and while head coach Rex Ryan says that Goodwin is improving, he may be out a little while longer. That hopefully won't be the case for Steward, who told Ty Dunne of The Buffalo News on Friday that he is hoping to return from his MCL injury in time to play in next weekend's game against New England.
The relatively good health of Buffalo's roster makes trying to figure out which seven players won't be active for the season opener a bit of a challenge. Obviously, Goodwin and Steward will occupy two of those seven slots, and it's a fairly easy assumption that reserve center Gabe Ikard will be in street clothes, as well. That still leaves four inactives to pick out of 50 healthy players (Marcell Dareus doesn't count, as he's not on the active roster this week), and the coaches will clearly have some tough calls to make on Sunday morning.