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Bills WR Robert Woods says he can return this season

When Bills receiver Robert Woods injured his knee during the Nov. 20 victory against the Bengals, he thought his season could be over.

But Woods was back in the Bills locker room Thursday wearing only a compression sleeve on his sprained left knee and said he thinks he can return this season.

"Just to know it wasn't serious, didn't need any surgery was a big plus for me," Woods said. "It felt bad, I thought I was done for a while."

Woods said he can run and jump without pain at this point in his rehab. He is the Bills leading receiver this season with 42 catches for 493 yards.

"No real timetable, just trying to be available as fast as I can," he said. "Whether it's this week, next week ... just working to be prepared and be available."

Woods said he doesn't hold anything against Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who put on the extra hit that caused the injury.

"Seeing a still photo, you say it's late; seeing it in slo-mo, you say it's late; playing football, being out there, [I] didn't even recognize it, didn't notice it being late," he said. "At the end of the day he's just playing football, trying to play through the whistle."

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