The Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver group will feature one of the most competitive battles going into training camp. There are several holdovers from the prior regime, some names that were signed in free agency, and then a few undrafted free agents that were brought in to compete.
Kolby Listenbee falls under the prior regime category, as he was drafted in the 6th round, pick #192, in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, he never saw the field due to a double sports hernia. Listenbee underwent surgery in March 2016 and was placed on the Reserve/Non Football Injury list, which would have allowed him to return in week 7 of the 2016 season.
Unfortunately, he never did return due to pelvic inflammation. Listenbee said in addition to the hernias, he was also experiencing pain from some pelvic instability that resulted from a hit in college.
“It’s always been my adductors,” he said, referencing the upper leg/midsection muscles that were injured with the hernia, “and then my pelvis, my pelvis has always been an issue too. Everybody’s been saying it’s the double sports hernia but the pelvis has always been an issue too.“
Listenbee is continuously working to get stronger and healthier on a daily basis.
No promises just testimony. Nobody ever came back & played in the NFL after surgically getting a plate placed in the middle of they pelvis. pic.twitter.com/vWJ3AwUeM8
— Kolby Listenbee ™️ (@List10bee_Swagg) May 6, 2017
The 4.39 speedster has speed that not many receivers on this team possess. He may be able to carve out a niche if he can get back to 100%.