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Sammy Watkins back at practice for the Bills

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Bills coach Doug Marrone wasn’t willing to disclose a timetable on Monday for wide receiver Sammy Watkins’s return from bruised ribs, but it wasn’t because he was keeping a tight lid on negative information about the first-round pick’s condition.

Chris Brown of the Bills website reports that Watkins was in pads and participating in practice on Tuesday, three days after he injured his ribs early in Saturday’s preseason tilt with the Steelers.

Brown reports that Watkins took part in individual drills with the rest of the receivers, but that he was moving at less than full speed while going through them. Watkins did not go on to run routes with the rest of the group against air.

While that’s far from full participation, the fact that everyone was comfortable enough with Watkins practicing so soon after the injury suggests that there’s not great concern about it moving into the future. Whether or not that means Watkins will be in the lineup against Tampa this weekend is unclear, but there’s no sign now that regular season time will be missed.

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7 Responses to “Sammy Watkins back at practice for the Bills”
  1. marvsleezy says: Aug 19, 2014 3:10 PM

    Expect a big fine for the Pittsburgh linebacker who kicked him.

    For those that did not see it, Watkins was an unprotected receiver, and the ball was no where near him, the Pit LB came out of no where and flipped into him and kicked him in the back. Shouldnt even have been in the play.

  2. benmunchen says: Aug 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    Watkins reminds me of Roddy White, with more RAC ability, Will be a very good player, multiple pro bowls, but may not see any all pro bids in his career

  3. ashleyschafferbmw says: Aug 19, 2014 3:19 PM

    Watkins hasn’t even played a regular season down and bills fans are already whining about him taking hits. Keep waiting for that fine marvsleezy, its not coming because the play was perfect legally. Not sure what you were watching

  4. poetpft says: Aug 19, 2014 3:26 PM

    I can honestly say EJ3 looked better than RG3 did last night. Actually any QB from last night. Yikes

  5. jmburde says: Aug 19, 2014 3:32 PM

    Ryan Shazier was just mad that Sammy embarrassed him so bad in the Orange Bowl in January so he gave him a cheap shot to the ribs

  6. flash1287 says: Aug 19, 2014 4:13 PM

    Sammy Watkins back at practice for the last place Bills

    #billsmafiablows

  7. nflcrimerankingscom says: Aug 19, 2014 4:15 PM

    Sammy Bustkins

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