Marquise Goodwin's injury-plagued season reached a premature conclusion Tuesday with the Bills placing the wide receiver on injured reserve. Goodwin sustained his second rib injury of the season on a late first-half kick return.
For Goodwin it's been a star-crossed career that unfortunately has been dominated by injury. In his rookie season he missed four games with a broken hand. In 2014 he appeared in 10 games, as he was out of the lineup with two different injuries last season that kept him out of a pair of games.
This year he sustained fractured ribs in the preseason against Pittsburgh that forced him to miss the first four games of the season. On Sunday he suffered a new rib injury against Cincinnati. There's no arguing that Marquise Goodwin is tough, but at just 5-9 and 175 pounds it has been difficult for the speed receiver to stay healthy even though he serves as a role player on offense and special teams.
Goodwin will be entering the final year of his rookie contract with Buffalo next season.
Bills add OT MillsWith Seantrel Henderson suffering a concussion in last Sunday's game, Buffalo has just two healthy offensive tackles on their 53-man roster. So the Bills signed third-year offensive tackle Jordan Mills Tuesday.
Mills (6-5, 316) is a former fifth-round pick of the Chicago Bears (2013). The Louisiana Tech product started all 16 games at right tackle as a rookie and another 13 in his second NFL season for the Bears. Mills worked with Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer in Chicago where Kromer was the team's offensive coordinator for those two seasons.
Dallas had claimed Mills off waivers in September after the Bears released him to move Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long out to right tackle. The Cowboys released him a week later as he was inactive for their season opener with a foot injury. He latched on with the Detroit Lions, but they released him Sept. 17th.