Inside The Bills

Robey, Woods all too familiar

Posted by Chris Brown on May 11, 2013 – 6:05 pm

It was a scene that had played out a countless number of times in the practice setting at USC. Cornerback Nickell Robey lined up opposite wide receiver Robert Woods. The only difference was they were doing it as NFL players more than 2,000 miles away from the USC practice field Saturday.

Woods, a second-round pick of the Bills and Robey an undrafted rookie corner, were lined up opposite one another on a handful of snaps Saturday at practice. Robey has lined up almost exclusively in the slot in rookie minicamp, and Woods saw some time inside as well.

Woods, who made six receptions in practice Saturday, got lucky on one play when Robey, attempting to make an INT, only got a fingertip on the ball, and Woods pulled in the pass for a reception and a run after catch.

The two former Trojans have talked a lot about repeating their college practice battles now at One Bills Drive.

“That’s exactly how it feels and we talk about it all the time,” Robey told “We’ve been in different meetings, but we talk about the same thing that we did as USC. It’s good to see things come together and see him out here healthy running around and seeing me out here healthy running around. So all in all it’s great.”

Robey, who has some of the quickest feet among the rookie DBs, did have an interception return for a touchdown on the very next play after his battle with Woods.

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