WR Greg Salas - Free Agent
|6-1, 210||Born: 8-25-1988||College: Hawaii||Drafted: Round 4, pick 112 (2011)|
2016 Week 2 vs NYJ (5 / 4 / 89 / 1 rec)
In this one game, Greg Salas tied his targets and surpassed his receptions and yards from 2015. He had a good game stats-wise but the reality was that Salas had little competition from the Jets. On his TD pass, the safety bit incredibly hard on the route. This is a compliment to Salas' route running but instead of recovering and running after him, the safety then decided to run toward an already covered receiver in the middle of the field. Then, after being completely out of the play for multiple seconds, the safety finally turned around and sprinted after Salas but it was too late to prevent the TD. Salas' other 4 targets? They all came in the Bills' last drive when the Jets were playing soft to prevent the big play TD. The passes driving down the field totalled 3 receptions for 18 yards and the final target was an endzone play tightly covered. Salas is just as likely as anyone to break out besides Watkins but this game was not an indication of true talent.
2015 Week 17 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Signed right before Christmas, Salas had his first game as a Bill in the last game of the season. Tyrod Taylor had to throw the ball to someone other than Sammy Watkins and Salas stepped up instead of Chris Hogan. Picking Salas up was clearly an end-of-season roster move to see if there is any potential in him.
2014 Week 1 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Greg Salas's lone reception occurred on a quick wide receiver screen. Salas followed his blocks and accelerated into the open field for a 12-yard gain. Salas's contributions don't normally show up in the box score, though. Salas is a good blocker that routinely sets the edge for New York's running backs.
2014 Week 3 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 56 / 0 rec)
Greg Salas played after Eric Decker left with a hamstring injury. Salas was responsible for the biggest play of the game. During the fourth quarter, Salas caught a quick slant from Smith, spun away from the defender, and accelerated into the open field for a 51-yard gain. This play set-up New York's offense in the red zone, but they were unable to turn this big play into a touchdown.
2014 Week 4 vs DET (4 / 2 / 60 / 0 rec)
For the second straight week, Salas made a big play on a short crossing route. Early in the third quarter, on a 3rd-and-9 play, Salas ran a shallow crossing route, made the first defender miss and accelerated into the open field for a 32-yard gain. Smith came back to Salas early in the fourth quarter for another big play. Salas ran the same route and generated a 28-yard gain on a catch and run.
2014 Week 5 vs SD (7 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
New York focused on getting the ball to Salas in space. San Diego, however, did not allow Salas to make big plays after the catch. Early in the first quarter, Smith threw a quick bubble screen to Salas, who followed his blocks and picked up seven yards. Salas had an alley to run into the open field, but was unable to shake away from the first tackler. Salas was targeted on Smith's interception, but the ball was poorly thrown and Salas did not have a chance to make a play.
2014 Week 6 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
Salas continues to make one or two big plays per game on a shallow crossing routes. During the fourth quarter, on a 3rd-and-4 play, Salas ran a shallow crossing route, broke one tackle and ran into the open field for a 27-yard gain. This play set New York up in the red zone and Decker cashed in with a two-yard touchdown grab.
2014 Week 13 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 20 / 1 rush)
Greg Salas only received one touch, but made the most of his opportunity. Early in the first quarter, Salas took a handoff on an end around, beat Miami's defenders to the corner and accelerated into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown. After scoring, Salas went right into the locker room and did not return. He suffered a hamstring injury.
2013 Week 9 vs NO (3 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)
Given numerous injuries to the receiving core, Salas was signed off the practice squad and looked surprisingly explosive in limited action. Jeremy Kerley left midway through the second quarter, so Salas filled in and played well. Both of Salas' reception occurred behind the line of scrimmage where he used his speed and elusiveness to create plays. Midway through the second quarter, Salas turned a quick bubble screen into a 13-yard gain that led to Geno Smith's rushing touchdown. After halftime, on a 3rd-and-10 play, Salas caught another quick screen behind the line of scrimmage, followed his blockers and accelerated into the open field for a 44-yard gain.
2013 Week 11 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Jeremy Kerley is recovering from an elbow dislocation, so Greg Salas' snap count has increased. Early in the first quarter, Salas ran a quick slant route and secured a 10-yard gain. Late in the fourth quarter, Salas ran a deep drag towards the right sideline and secured a 22-yard gain.
2013 Week 12 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 48 / 0 rec)
Once again, Jeremy Kerley missed the game with an elbow injury and Greg Salas started in his place. Geno Smith targeted Salas on both short routes and deep seam routes. Early the first quarter, Salas ran an intermediate crossing route and secured an 18-yard gain. Late in the fourth quarter, Salas ran a deep seam route and got behind the safety for a 30-yard gain. Salas was targeted in the end zone on Smith's second interception, but the pass was poorly thrown and he was not able to make a play.
2011 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Salas saw a lot of action once Amendola left the game. He had one terrible drop to join the parade of Rams receivers letting down Bradford.
2011 Week 2 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Greg Salas was asked to step up to the plate in this game but showed perhaps he is not quite ready. He was in the shadow of other recievers like Alexander and Sims-Walker as they dominated Bradfords reads. Salas made a couple of night catches on simple out and check down patterns from Bradford but also had a crucial drop for a would-be first down. Salas needs to work on his hands and it will be tough to compete for the ball with the way Bradford spreads the ball to other, more proven targets.
2011 Week 6 vs GB (10 / 8 / 77 / 0 rec)
With news that Amendola is out for the year, Greg Salas stepped up and did a great job of filling the role. Salas is a bit bigger and faster, and certainly gives the Rams some room for hope. On the 2nd drive, Salas ran out to the right, caught a ball in the flat and quickly got upfield on an impressive 11 yard gain. Salas did make a few mistakes, slipping on one play and almost causing the ball to be intercepted, and then dropping an easy screen pass late in the game. Much like Amendola, Salas didn't have a lot of plays that are worth talking about, but just got the ball quite a bit in short yardage situations. Bradford really loves having that checkdown receiver, and as long as he keeps throwing the ball quickly to the open receiver, Salas could have just found his way into bigtime numbers this year in ppr leagues.
2011 Week 8 vs NO (6 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
The rookie had a big role in the upset, though his numbers don't tell the full story. He did a great job in the clutch, converting a 4th and 2 with a big gain after the catch. In fact, he made a nifty move at the sideline to avoid a tackle and it got him an extra 16 yards on the play. Unfortunately, after review, he was ruled out of bounds. He also did a great job cutting back up the middle on a reverse, which was probably the difference between a loss of yards on the play and the 8 yard gain he did make. Salas fights for every inch, but sometimes this can hurt him. Twice he lost the ball as he had been tackled. In each case, the play was ruled dead beforehand, but still, it's a bit of a red flag to note. He was not used downfield, but was used all over the field in the short game: screens, swing passes, reverse, etc., and is clearly a threat once he has the ball. His stock is definitely going up.
2011 Week 9 vs ARI (9 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)
Salas' day was going pretty well when a defender rolled up his leg in what turned out to be a season ending injury. Salas fractured his left fibula and will be placed on injured reserve.