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First half injury update

Posted by Chris Brown on September 1, 2016 – 9:01 pm

The Bills suffered a trio of injuries in the first half of their final preseason game with Detroit.

RB James Wilder Jr. left the game in the first half and was being evaluated for a possible concussion.

S Colt Anderson suffered a foot injury and was questionable to return.

DL Jerel Worthy was injured right before the half when a Lions guard clipped him while in pursuit of the ball. He fell down and hit head on the leg of another player on the way down and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.


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James Wilder more power than speed

Posted by Chris Brown on January 20, 2016 – 2:11 pm

James Wilder Jr. was one of the most highly touted high school athletes in the country when he committed to Florida State back in 2011. He won a national title with the Seminoles as well, but landing a starter’s role in Tallahassee proved difficult. The same has held true in his two-year NFL career as he spent his first two seasons on the Cincinnati practice squad. Now he’ll have a chance to crack a 53-man roster with the Bills.

Wilder had a solid NFL combine workout when he was coming out of college in the 2014 NFL draft, but his 40 time hurt him. He ran a 4.86. It unfortunately overshadowed his strong broad jump of 10-feet one-inch, his vertical leap of 35 inches, 6.92-second three-cone drill and his 18 reps on the bench press.

Those numbers reveal what kind of back Wilder is, which is a between the tackles power back, who can push the pile and not go down on initial contact. Wilder figures to push for a reserve role on the roster behind the likes of LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee.


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