|Offense||13th||152.0 (1st)||208.9 (27th)|
|Defense||19th||108.1 (15th)||248.2 (18th)|
Henderson has been cleared to play following two surgeries due to Crohn's disease, The Buffalo News reports.
Henderson had a fantastic rookie season in 2014, but being in constant pain and uncomfortableness understandably got the better of him in 2015, and he ultimately had to go under the knife to battle all the infected areas. He's reportedly fit to play again, but we imagine he'll have to regain some strength and try to win over the Rex Ryan coaching staff, which didn't coach him when he was a rookie. Henderson will compete with veteran Jordan Mills and Cyrus Kouandjio for the starting right tackle spot.
Woods is healthy and participating fully in OTAs following offseason groin surgery, The Buffalo News reports. "I'm healthy. I got my speed back. So other than that, it's all timing. Be open, stay open, said Woods. "I feel like I can run again."
Woods is also serving as the top receiver in practice while Sammy Watkins begins his recovery from foot surgery. There's a small chance that could carry over into the season if Watkins doesn't heal properly, though everyone seems to initially think Watkins will be back by Week 1. Woods is a very clear No. 2 entering the final season of his current contract, though we'll note once again the Bills lean extra heavy toward the run.
With Shaq Lawson's shoulder injury expected to linger into the regular season,
Jerry Hughes and Preston Brown would seem to be the more attractive IDP linebackers in this defense, but Manny Lawson can do a number of things capably and he's at least worth keeping an eye on until the younger first-rounder is back from surgery and ready to take over.
Ragland, the 41st pick in this year's draft, was thought to have a decent chance to go in the first round, so the Bills were more than happy to trade up to get him. The big question for his IDP value is whether he can stay on the field for third down - his tackling abilities are excellent, but his coverage skills are so-so. With first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to miss some time in the regular season, the pressure for Ragland to have a key impact as a rookie just went up.
General manager Doug Whaley seems to think
While Bills fans are now a bit ticked at the way both Lawson and Whaley originally scoffed at Mel Kiper's suggestion that the player would need shoulder surgery, the Bills are taking a long-term approach and still feel they got a player that's going to have a key role. Unless Lawson can somehow hit the season running, however, he's simply going to miss too much acclimation time to the new level to be a worthy IDP option out of the gate.
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