Isaiah Hodgins

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #16
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #16

Isaiah Hodgins News

Sticks with Bills

Hodgins signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Monday.

Analysis: Hodgins spent the season on Buffalo's practice squad after failing to make the season-opening roster. The 2020 sixth-round pick was elevated for one game and played four offensive snaps without receiving a target.

Jan 24, 2022 2:04 PM EST


Back on practice squad

Hodgins reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Hodgins was elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's matchup against New England with both Cole Beasley (illness) and Gabriel Davis (illness) unavailable. Even so, he managed only four offensive snaps and did not record a stat. If both Beasley and Davis remain sidelined, Hodgins could be elevated again for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Dec 27, 2021 9:09 PM EST



Elevated ahead of big game

Hodgins was elevated from the Bills' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Hodgins has yet to play a pro offensive snap after being drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2020 Draft. That could change Sunday in New England, as the Bills are depleted on offense due to a heavy COVID-19 impact -- notably, receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis are in the protocols and will miss the game -- so the team will have to dial up some plays for folks like Hodgins who normally woudn't be out there. We'll see if he's made active with Sunday's roster announcement, but that seems like a likely path right now even if it's just to put Hodgins on special teams.

Dec 24, 2021 1:06 PM EST


Joins Buffalo's practice squad

Hodgins (knee) was added to the Bills' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Hodgins dealt with a knee injury late in camp and failed to secure a spot on Buffalo's 53-man roster, but he'll remain in the organization as part of the practice squad. The 2020 sixth-rounder totaled 86 receptions for 1,171 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final season at Oregon State but hasn't yet made his NFL debut.

Sep 1, 2021 3:57 PM EST


Can't eek out roster spot

Hodgins (knee) was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: In the end, the knee injury cost him a chance to make a late run at Jake Kumerow and Marquez Stevenson for a final receiver spot. The Bills run plenty of four-wide and even five-wide sets, so we imagine the team has an eye on getting Hodgins onto the practice squad if no other team claims him, especially since he was coming off a strong training camp prior to the injury.

Aug 31, 2021 3:26 PM EST



Considered day-to-day

Hodgins (knee) is considered day-to-day, but he may be able to practice within the next week, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: The knee issue first emerged for Hodgins in the team's first preseason game Aug. 13, and he has yet to retake the field since. Hodgins had some momentum with strong reviews from the coaching staff regarding his play at OTAs and early on in training camp. However, this injury seemingly puts his roster spot in jeopardy, as he's also competing with Jake Kumerow and Marquez Stevenson for a role among the receiver corps.

Aug 22, 2021 4:10 PM EST


Not playing Saturday

Hodgins (knee) will not play Saturday against the Bears, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: The second-year wide receiver is competing for one of the team's final roster spots so this is obviously not an ideal situation. Jake Kumerow, Marquez Stevenson and Brandon Powell could see more playing time as a result.

Aug 21, 2021 9:36 AM EST


Sits out Monday

Hodgins missed Monday's practice due to a knee injury suffered in Friday's preseason win over Detroit, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: While we'll see if the second-year man can get some work in ahead of the second preseason game Saturday, any missed time could prove costly since there's a pretty close battle going on ahead of the season for the last 1-2 spots in the receiving corps.

Aug 16, 2021 1:05 PM EST


Forced out Friday

Hodgins had to leave Friday's preseason game against the Lions due to a knee injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: Hodgins caught his only target for 13 yards before departing. This could potentially be a tough break for the second-year man, as he's competing with several others for the final receiving spot or two. Hodgins was said to be having a strong camp up to this point, so perhaps he'll get lucky and it'll be something minor that allows him to get back in action soon.

Aug 13, 2021 6:07 PM EST


Making strong early impression

Hodgins has received praise from coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen for his impressive work during OTAs and minicamp after posting a standout performance in the sessions, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hodgins reportedly impressed during last year's training camp as well but was sidelined before the season began by a shoulder injury that required surgery and never returned. He essentially enters 2021 as a rookie and has a lot of talent ahead of him, so he will need to continue impressing in training camp if he wants to see some reps during the regular season. Hodgins should at least have some preseason action in 2021 to show what he can do.

Jun 25, 2021 9:52 AM EST


Ready for Year 2

Hodgins has shed his red non-contact jersey during this week's practices after shoulder surgery caused him to miss his entire 2020 season, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The Bills had high hopes for the Oregon State product after selecting him in the sixth round last season, but he never set foot on the field and is finally ready to begin what will essentially be his first real NFL season. "He's surprisingly quick and I'm not talking long speed, he's got that too, but just a short game quickness and getting off of jam and make it a good release," said quarterback Josh Allen this week. High praise from Allen aside, Hodgins has a fight on his hands just to make the final roster for the start of the season, as the Bills have almost everyone back from last year's high-powered offense, while veteran Emmanuel Sanders replaces the departed John Brown.

Jun 17, 2021 11:33 AM EST


Done for 2020

Hodgins will miss the rest of the season after having shoulder surgery this week, The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: Hodgins suffered the injury before his season even got started. The team was hoping to activate the sixth-round rookie for the stretch run, but ultimately surgery was needed and he'll have to look toward next season to get his NFL career off the ground.

Dec 9, 2020 9:22 AM EST


Returns to practice

The Bills designated Hodgins (shoulder) to return from injured reserve Monday, opening the 21-day window to be activated, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick showed enough in training camp to make the active roster, but he was subsequently placed on IR before playing a game. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver is eligible to play in the Week 12 matchup against the Chargers if the upcoming practice week goes well. Rookie Gabriel Davis has already proven to be an effective depth option for the Bills, so Hodgins will aim to secure the No. 5 receiver role once he's ready.

Nov 23, 2020 2:45 PM EST


Could require surgery

Hodgins may need shoulder surgery, but the Bills hope that rest will be enough for him to return this season, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: Hodgins was placed on injured reserve Sunday and is required to miss at least three games as a result, and the team is hoping he'll be recovered enough to return by then. At some point, however, he'll likely need surgery. The rookie sixth-round pick is eligible to return in Week 4 versus the Jets.

Sep 7, 2020 9:12 AM EST


Moves to IR

The Bills placed Hodgins on injured reserve Sunday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Hodgins' injury remain undisclosed, but he'll be eligible to return to the active roster after a minimum of three weeks. When healthy, Hodgins could find himself in position to compete for No. 4 receiver snaps with Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Andre Roberts.

Sep 6, 2020 4:03 PM EST


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