Isaiah Hodgins

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #16
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #16

Isaiah Hodgins News

Remains involved on Thanksgiving

Hodgins corralled three of four targets for 31 yards in Thursday's Week 12 loss to Dallas.

Analysis: Hodgins finished fourth on the team in both targets and receptions and third with 31 receiving yards. Darius Slayton remained the team's top wideout, and Saquon Barkley was active as usual in the passing game out of the backfield, but it was Richie James (five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown) who stepped up his production with Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) ruled out for the season. Nonetheless, Hodgins maintained a significant role with 40 offensive snaps and three catches. He's played at least 60 percent of the offensive snaps and tallied at least 29 yards in each of his three games with New York thus far, but he hasn't topped three catches or 41 yards in any of those contests, so he's a fantasy target only in very deep leagues at this point.

Nov 25, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Logs three catches but loses fumble

Hodgins secured all three of his targets for 29 yards in a Week 11 loss to Detroit on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Hodgins tied for fourth on the team in both targets and receiving yards, and he's emerged as an offensive contributor with five catches on five targets for 70 yards over the past two weeks. However, the third-year wideout also cost the Giants with a lost fumble in the fourth quarter that Detroit turned into a touchdown to essentially seal the win. Despite the miscue, Hodgins could see his opportunities increase if Wan'Dale Robinson -- who hurt his ankle in the contest and was seen on crutches afterward -- is forced to miss Thursday's Thanksgiving clash against the Cowboys.

Nov 20, 2022 6:02 PM EST

Hauls in 41 yards in Giants debut

Hodgins caught both of his targets for 41 yards in a 24-16 victory versus the Texans in Week 10.

Analysis: New York signed Hodgins on Wednesday and didn't wait long to integrate him into the offense. He surprisingly played 43 offensive snaps, third among wideouts on the team behind Darius Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson. Hodgins was targeted only twice, but he caught the ball for good yardage on each occasion, gaining 15 yards on his first reception late in the first quarter and registering 26 yards on a big third-and-seven reception during a third-quarter drive that ended with a Saquon Barkley touchdown. Slayton and Robinson are the No. 1 and 2 wideouts in a mediocre Giants passing attack, but there's a path for Hodgins to work his way up to the No. 3 spot, especially with Kenny Golladay (two drops on two targets) failing to make a positive impact again Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 8:01 PM EST

Claimed off waivers

The Giants claimed Hodgins off waivers from the Bills on Wednesday, Dan Salomone of reports.

Analysis: Hodgins was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday and claimed by New York on Wednesday. The Giants recently traded Kadarius Toney to the Chiefs and are still dealing with injuries to Richie James (concussion), Kenny Golladay (knee), Sterling Shepard (knee) and Collin Johnson (Achilles), so Hodgins figures to provide depth at wideout but isn't expected to garner a major offensive role.

Nov 2, 2022 2:36 PM EST

Cut by Buffalo

Hodgins was let go Tuesday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Hodgins, a sixth-round pick from 2020, saw action in two games for the Bills this season and even caught four balls in the win vs. Pittsburgh, but the team made two trades Tuesday and had to free up some roster room. With a deep wide receiver room, Hodgins was the choice, though we could see the team bringing him back for a depth role or practice squad spot if another organization doesn't pick him up.

Nov 1, 2022 9:31 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Hodgins is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Hodgins is the odd man out in the Bills' Week 8 wideout corps, with Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, Jake Kumerow and Khalil Shakir all available to face the Packers on Sunday.

Oct 30, 2022 4:05 PM EST

Highly involved in limited snaps

Hodgins recorded four receptions for 41 yards on six targets while playing 12 snaps on offense in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Suiting up in just his second NFL game after being signed off the practice squad Saturday, Hodgins proved to be a popular target for both Josh Allen and Case Keenum during his limited time on the field. Though he was efficient with his opportunities, Hodgins didn't have a role on special teams in the resounding win, which could be detrimental to his chances of dressing most weeks when the Bills have more healthy receivers available. Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) and Jake Kumerow (ankle) were both sidelined Week 5, and if the two are available for the Bills' Week 6 matchup with the Chiefs, Hodgins may find himself as the sixth man on the depth chart.

Oct 10, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Gets bumped up

Hodgins has been signed to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The Bills are without Jake Kumerow and Jamison Crowder -- both depth receivers have ankle injuries -- so the team is bumping up Hodgins and Tanner Gentry ahead of Week 6 action. One of those players will serve as the fifth receiver in Sunday's contest, and both could be needed if No. 3 receiver Isaiah McKenzie isn't cleared from his concussion issue.

Oct 8, 2022 4:23 PM EST

Signs practice squad deal

The Bills signed Hodgins to their practice squad Wednesday, Alec White of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hodgins caught nine of 11 targets for 77 yards during the Bills' preseason finale but still failed to make the team's initial 53-man roster. However, the 2020 sixth-round pick will return to the organization as a depth option on the practice squad. Hodgins only appeared in one game as a rookie but didn't record any stats across four offensive snaps.

Aug 31, 2022 4:08 PM EST

Waived by Bills

Buffalo waived Hodgins on Tuesday.

Analysis: Despite being the Bills' co-leader in receptions in their preseason finale at Carolina on Friday, the 2020 sixth-rounder was ultimately let go ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline. Assuming he isn't claimed during the current waiver period, Hodgins will become an unrestricted free agent.

Aug 30, 2022 2:45 PM EST

Big game in preseason win

Hodgins caught nine of 11 targets for 77 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Indianapolis.

Analysis: The Buffalo offense struggled early, but the team moved the ball well once third-stringer Matt Barkley took over at quarterback, at which point Hodgins and rookie teammate Khalil Shakir became the stars. Those two are in a tight competition with several receivers for the final spot or two over the preseason, though the Bills could start the season with six wideouts if guys like Hodgins keep making such a strong case for the final roster.

Aug 14, 2022 10:43 AM EST

Shines in practice

Hodgins scored two touchdowns during Monday's 11-on-11 sessions, Grace Heidinger of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean McDermott stated that he feels Hodgins is playing his best football and is impressed with the way he's played throughout camp. While Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie seem like locks to make the team, there's a logjam of players trying to land the last 2-3 available spots. Hodgins, a sixth-round rookie from 2020, has struggled with injuries to date in his pro career, but he's healthy now and appears to be making his case for a spot on the final roster.

Aug 8, 2022 9:31 PM EST

Returns to action

Hodgins (undisclosed) was participating at minicamp Wednesday, Matt Parrino of reports.

Analysis: Hodgins was held out of practice last week due to the unspecified injury, but it apparently wasn't a serious issue. The 23-year-old spent most of the 2021 campaign on the practice squad and appeared in one game for Buffalo.

Jun 15, 2022 9:28 PM EST

Dealing with injury

Hodgins (undisclosed) was inactive for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp session, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Analysis: The wide receiver was unable to participate in Tuesday's opening day of mandatory minicamp, standing on the sideline for the session. Hodgins re-signed with the Bills this offseason after spending the majority of the 2021 campaign on the team's practice squad, playing four snaps on offense in his only appearance on the active roster. He remains buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Jamison Crowder amongst others.

Jun 7, 2022 11:10 AM EST

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

News powered by