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Diggs brought in nine of 13 targets for 69 yards in the Bills' 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
Analysis: Diggs led the Bills in receptions, receiving yards and targets, but he averaged a pedestrian 7.7 yards per catch in the process. The Pro Bowl wideout is likely to pace the Buffalo air attack on plenty of weeks this season, but he should have a markedly easier time on many weeks as compared to this matchup versus the suffocating Steelers defense. Diggs will look to boost his overall numbers in a Week 2 battle versus the Dolphins, though Miami also boasts a deep and experienced secondary.
Sep 12, 2021 1:52 PM EST
Diggs (knee) isn't listed on the Bills' Week 1 injury report, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Bills proceeded cautiously with Diggs as their preseason slate concluded, but Wednesday's injury report confirms that he's slated to play in Sunday's season opener against the Steelers. Diggs, who logged a fantasy-friendly 127 catches for 1,535 yards and eight TDs in 16 games last season, is slated to reprise his role as the Bills' top pass-catching option in 2021, headlining a wideout corps that also includes Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis.
Sep 8, 2021 12:24 PM EST
Diggs (knee) isn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay, WIVB's Josh Reed reports.
Analysis: Diggs went through pregame warmups in uniform but won't actually play in the contest. Emmanuel Sanders, Gabriel Davis and Cole Beasley are all playing, and Diggs should be back from his minor knee injury for Week 1 against Pittsburgh.
Aug 28, 2021 10:14 AM EST
Diggs (knee) is in uniform and going through pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's preseason matchup with Green Bay, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Between minor injuries and the reserve/COVID-19 list, Buffalo has rarely had its top four wideouts available at the same time this summer. However, all four could be out there Sunday afternoon, with Diggs joined in pregame warmups by Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis. The Bills haven't seemed worried about Diggs' Week 1 status at any point, despite the recent absences from practice.
Aug 28, 2021 9:32 AM EST
Diggs (knee) caught passes from Josh Allen during Sunday's walkthrough practice, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Analysis: The Bills wore jerseys (sans pads) and shorts, but Diggs' presence was an encouraging sign as he looks to put a knee injury behind him. The issue has kept him out of practice since Aug. 9, a span in which he missed the team's first two preseason games. It's unclear if coach Sean McDermott will entertain the thought of getting Diggs some in-game reps in Saturday's exhibition finale Saturday against the Packers, but the wide receiver's progress this week will be one to monitor closely to get a sense of his health.
Aug 22, 2021 2:17 PM EST
Coach Sean McDermott said Diggs (knee) won't take part in practice Sunday, but the wide receiver is "trending in the right direction," Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Sidelined since Aug. 9 due to a knee injury, Diggs has missed all on-field work, including practices and two preseason games, in the interim. McDermott hasn't made a decision on whether Josh Allen will be allowed to play in the Bills' exhibition capper Saturday against the Packers, but it could be tied to Diggs' own availability. Thus, if Diggs makes the requisite progress this week, there's a chance Allen and Diggs will get a possession or two of in-game reps prior to Week 1.
Aug 22, 2021 12:45 PM EST
Diggs (knee) could return to practice soon but won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Chicago, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Diggs wouldn't be playing in the game even if he was healthy, as the Bills are holding out QB Josh Allen and some other key veteran starters. There hasn't been any indication Diggs' knee injury is serious, though he's now been absent from practice for about a week and a half.
Aug 19, 2021 6:52 AM EST
Diggs (knee) will be held out of Sunday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Diggs has been sidelined for nearly a week due to a knee issue, but coach Sean McDermott is of the belief it won't impact his availability for the regular season. Considering the cautious approach the Bills are taking with Diggs, he may not be a candidate to see any preseason action this month, with an eye toward having him out there Week 1. He displayed an instant rapport with Josh Allen in his first season with the team in 2020, compiling 127 catches (on 166 targets) for 1,535 yards and eight touchdowns.
Aug 15, 2021 12:51 PM EST
Diggs missed Monday's practice with a knee injury, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: It's the first report of any injury for Diggs this summer, though he did reveal in May that he played through a torn oblique in the playoffs last season. He had 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the three playoff games, and prior to Monday's absence he appeared to be enjoying a healthy training camp.
Aug 9, 2021 11:29 AM EST
Diggs shared via his personal Twitter account Sunday that he played through a torn oblique in the playoffs last season.
Analysis: Despite the injury, Diggs put up 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games, though he was held to 77 yards in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs. He was limited in practice with the oblique injury throughout the playoffs, but the severity of the injury was greater than Diggs let on at the time. Considering he was playing through the injury back in January, Diggs should be healthy heading into the 2021 season.
May 9, 2021 9:04 AM EST
Diggs had six receptions (11 targets) for 77 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
Analysis: Josh Allen and the Bills' offensive line struggled against Kansas City's defense, resulting in modest outputs for the skill position players, Diggs included. In fact, the 26-year-old's final line was bolstered by an acrobatic big play that was made in garbage time. Despite a bitter finish, Diggs produced career highs in receptions (127), yards (1,535) and targets (166) while scoring eight times across 16 games. It is a rare occurrence to claim that a receiver that is as highly regarded as Diggs "broke out" in 2020, but that's exactly what happened after being traded to Buffalo last offseason. Allen and Diggs lifted each other's game to new levels, firmly placing each in the elite tier of their respective positions heading into the 2021 season.
Jan 24, 2021 9:09 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
Analysis: Diggs followed the same practice pattern as last week, going LP, LP, FP. The lingering oblique issue hasn't slowed him down, with Diggs catching 14 passes for 234 yards and two TDs in two playoff games.
Jan 22, 2021 11:35 AM EST
Diggs (oblique) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Diggs has been listed on the injury report with the same oblique injury throughout the playoffs, catching 14 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while playing 93 and 82 percent of snaps. The limited practice participation shouldn't impact his role in the AFC Championship Game, where he'll face a Chiefs defense that could be missing CB Bashaud Breeland (concussion/shoulder).
Jan 21, 2021 12:49 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Diggs logged limited practice sessions last Tuesday and Wednesday before being listed as a full participant Thursday. As a result he approached this past Saturday's divisional-round win over the Ravens minus an injury designation, en route to catching eight of his 11 targets for 106 yards and a TD, while seeing action on 47 of Buffalo's 57 snaps on offense. With no reported setbacks in that contest, we'll assume that Diggs' listed limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related and that he's in no danger of missing Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Kansas City.
Jan 20, 2021 1:28 PM EST
Diggs corralled eight of 11 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 17-3 divisional-round win against the Ravens.
Analysis: An oblique injury kept Diggs limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, but he entered the weekend devoid of an injury designation after practicing in full Thursday. The first-time Pro Bowl receiver got the festivities started immediately with a 13-yard catch on the Bills' opening play from scrimmage, and he proceeded to establish four receptions for 59 yards in the first half. It was his three-yard TD catch on Buffalo's first drive out of the halftime break that proved to be Diggs' most vital contribution, however. The 27-year-old is red-hot heading into the AFC Championship Game, with 100-plus receiving yards over five of his past six games, as well as a total of six TDs since Week 14. Buffalo hasn't faced Cleveland yet this season. Against the Bills' other potential opponent, Kansas City, Diggs totaled six catches for 46 yards and a TD in Week 6.
Jan 16, 2021 8:57 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) practiced fully Thursday and does not have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Diggs is probably the most important factor on the team after Josh Allen, and it looks like he'll be close to 100 percent for the biggest game the Bills have had in a over two decades.
Jan 14, 2021 12:26 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) was listed as limited again for Wednesday's practice session.
Analysis: Diggs played through the injury in last week's playoff win over the Colts and posted a 6-128-1 line, so even if he ends up receiving a questionable tag, we wouldn't be too worried about his status for Saturday's big game.
Jan 13, 2021 12:49 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Diggs dealt with the same injury last week, logging just one limited practice before catching six of nine targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in the 27-24 win over Indianapolis. He played 93 percent of snaps in the contest and should see a similar workload Saturday night against the Ravens.
Jan 12, 2021 12:35 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) caught six of nine targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round win over the Colts.
Analysis: Diggs showed no signs of the oblique injury that had him listed as questionable coming into the game, leading all receivers from either side in yards, including a 35-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. The league's regular season receiving leader carried his momentum over into the postseason, and Diggs should continue to serve as the focal point of Buffalo's pass-heavy offense in the AFC divisional round next week.
Jan 9, 2021 1:42 PM EST
Diggs (oblique) is listed as active Saturday against the Colts.
Analysis: Both Diggs and Cole Beasley (knee) entered the weekend with a cloud hanging over their heads, the former less so than the latter. Still, both wide receivers will gut out their respective injuries and be available to the Bills offense. Diggs, the NFL's leader in receiving yards this season, will look to exploit the Colts' 20th ranked pass defense (241.6 yards per game).
Jan 9, 2021 8:38 AM EST
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