Bills receiver Sammy Watkins returned from a rib injury to suffer a new rib injury. To the same ribs.
The Bills disclosed that Watkins departed the preseason shutout finale against the Lions with the same injury that knocked him out of the team’s third preseason game (of five) against Pittsburgh.
Watkins’ availability will now come into question for Week One at Chicago, with coach Doug Marrone not wanting Watkins to talk about the situation and with Marrone required to commence filing an injury report as of next Wednesday.
Watkins finished the preseason with three catches for 21 yards, all of which came against the Panthers in the first week of the preseason, after the Bills opened the exhibition slate in the Hall of Fame game.