Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- It's a rarity in the National Football League this late in the season, but the Buffalo Bills may just have a fully healthy roster by Sunday, December 1, the day of their next scheduled contest in the regular season.
The Bills went through their 37-14 win over the New York Jets with only a brief scare to one of their running backs, but have since found that Fred Jackson will be able to play in their Week 13 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.
"Yeah, he's fine. No problems at all," head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday. "He would be able to play this week. Probably would have been limited on Wednesday and ready to go on Thursday."
Outside of Jackson's knee injury, the Bills have only two other players that could have been in question for their next game against the Falcons. Starting wide receivers Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) each sat out of the game against the Jets, but look poised to return in time for Buffalo's next contest.
When asked if he felt as though the bye would benefit the duo to potentially have them back on the field and ready to go for Week 13, Marrone's succinct reply will likely make Bills fans grin from ear-to-ear.
"I do. Yes, I do."
As long as there are no surprise injuries or incidents that pop up through the weekend and next week of practice, the Bills might have their full compliment of players on the 53-man active roster for their game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
The players of the team will have two more days of work at One Bills Drive, and then are off from Thursday through Sunday.