As the Bills head down to the nation’s capitol for their first preseason game, they will be without two of their young wide receivers.
Rookie Marcus Easley, who was previously injured in camp, will now need surgery to repair his leg. Coach Gailey says they will know more about some sort of a timetable for Easley’s return once the surgery is performed.
Also set to miss the first preseason game is third year wide receiver James Hardy. The root of his injury is currently unknown, but he is expected to be out for 7-10 days.
This is a big blow to the Bills offense as they go into tomorrow night’s game. For all of you who have tried to forget the embarrassing performances the first team offense put on during last year’s preseason (ZERO touchdowns total), the Bills can’t afford to lose any more weapons if they want this year’s offense to gel early and often.
On the bright side, this leaves plenty of playing time for Chad Jackson, Donald Jones, Steven Johnson, Roscoe Parrish, Naaman Roosevelt and David Nelson. Let’s hope that one of these guys is able to take full advantage of their time on the field and rise up to become the #2 receiver on a team praying for play makers.