The Buffalo Bills’ flurry of moves Friday could position them better for the future. Which is good, because the present doesn’t look too bright.
Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who joined Buffalo this weekend via a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, sustained a chest injury Sunday during his first practice with the team. Matthews finished practice but was evaluated by trainers after the session, and on Monday, the Bills revealed he suffered a chip fracture in his sternum.
That’s a rough development for the Bills, who already were relatively thin at wide receiver before they traded star wideout Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams. The club also brought in 36-year-old veteran Anquan Boldin to bolster that depth, but enter the 2017 season with just one pass-catcher outside Matthews who tallied more than 500 receiving yards in 2016 (tight end Charles Clay).
While Matthews’ injury doesn’t sound season-threatening, he’ll miss significant time, and Buffalo fans didn’t take the news too well.
We have good news for depressed Bills fans, though: Their team still should be better than the New York Jets.
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