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Report: Sammy Watkins still dealing with foot problems

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 03:   Sammy Watkins #14 of the Buffalo Bills runs after the catch against the New York Jets during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bills offense turned in a dismal performance on Sunday, gaining just 160 yards in a 13-7 loss to the Ravens that saw the team fail to make big plays in the passing game.

The Ravens had a game plan that they said focused on making quarterback Tyrod Taylor beat them from the pocket, but another issue appears to be hindering the Bills on that side of the ball. That issue would be wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ surgically repaired foot.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Sunday morning that Watkins “is not 100 percent” and that his foot bothered him in practice in the last week or so. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Watkins has “severe discomfort” in the foot and that x-rays were taken after Sunday’s loss. No new break was found, per the report, and there’s not believed to be a surgical remedy for the issue, but shutting him down for a while has not been ruled out.

The Bills are back on the field against the Jets on Thursday night and it looks like Watkins’ status will be something to watch over the next few days.

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27 Responses to “Report: Sammy Watkins still dealing with foot problems”
  1. TB12RALLYCRY says: Sep 12, 2016 10:25 AM

    no worries Buffalo, you won the offseason …………

  2. bvolke says: Sep 12, 2016 10:27 AM

    Sammy Watkins is made of glass. What a waste after trading up to get him.

  3. spillertime21 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:27 AM

    Of course. The bills spent the last 2 weeks saying he was 100%.
    A dismal loss, players going down, overpaid an unproven QB……it must be football season in Buffalo again

  4. buffalostarwarsfan says: Sep 12, 2016 10:30 AM

    Yes! Yesssssssssss. I love football. Being a Bills fan brings me so much joy, its so worth the time commitment. Go Bills!

  5. nfl289 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:39 AM

    season over already

  6. skoobyfl says: Sep 12, 2016 10:43 AM

    Performance name with no race to win has been a Bills hallmark, thanks for costing 2 First round picks with no chance of a good return.

  7. nflfan4now says: Sep 12, 2016 10:44 AM

    BUST! And Whaley’s job should be busted with him!

  8. mongo3401 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:49 AM

    While Watkins undoubtedly has talent , it’s becoming clear that he can not endure the physical stress that comes with the NFL. Seems like he has been out as many games as he has played

  9. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2016 10:54 AM

    Yes of course he is, Busto always has an excuse.

  10. jeffreyshulenburg says: Sep 12, 2016 11:14 AM

    People keep complaining about Rex and his coaching, but you CANNOT lose a quarter of your starting roster and be the same team. If 1 or 2 pieces are missing like with the patriots you can make things work (with a little missed FG luck), but hes missing 4 of the 6 most important players on the team now. And this early the depth isnt ready to step up in such an extensive way

  11. weepingjebus says: Sep 12, 2016 11:15 AM

    “Have his foot X-rays and a bottle of bourbon brought to my office.” — Rex Ryan

  12. pioniere says: Sep 12, 2016 11:16 AM

    The entire Bills medical staff should have been fired when they cleaned house after Doug Marrone. Instead, they kept them all, and we continue to get pounded by injuries. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck….

  13. maxkingpin says: Sep 12, 2016 11:19 AM

    … and the hits just keep on coming.

  14. westcoastbillsfan says: Sep 12, 2016 11:36 AM

    Let’s avoid the “Bye Week Rush” and fire Rex now. The only “win” Rex will have is the off-season.

  15. mjd08501 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:46 AM

    Seems like he has been out as many games as he has played
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    Nope. Has missed 3 games in 2 years

  16. randy8123 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:46 AM

    If it is another fracture, that is one thing, but if it really is severe discomfort from the screws Buffalo should bring in Ahmad Bradshaw to give a little talk about the difference between being hurt and injured. Unfortunately for some guys playing hurt is equivalent to 100% at some point.

  17. grogansheroes says: Sep 12, 2016 11:53 AM

    jeffreyshulenburg says:
    Sep 12, 2016 11:14 AM
    People keep complaining about Rex and his coaching, but you CANNOT lose a quarter of your starting roster and be the same team. If 1 or 2 pieces are missing like with the patriots you can make things work (with a little missed FG luck), but hes missing 4 of the 6 most important players on the team now. And this early the depth isnt ready to step up in such an extensive way
    ————————————————————-
    A piece or two? Let’s see, a HOF QB, a HOF TE, starting offensive tackles and both guards. Starting DE, yet still beat a Super Bowl favorite on the road in National game. It is the coaching. Rex is terrible, his teams get worse every year, especially when he has more of “his” guys. Bills or Jets soon to be 0-2.

  18. buffalostarwarsfan says: Sep 12, 2016 11:53 AM

    While Watkins undoubtedly has talent , it’s becoming clear that he can not endure the physical stress that comes with the NFL. Seems like he has been out as many games as he has played

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    This just isn’t true. He’s missed 3 games in his career out of 33. For comparison, Odell Beckham has missed 5.

    Watkins isn’t a bust. For whatever reason, the team is afraid to feed him the ball, even though in the rare instances he has been thrown to in coverage, he’s made DBs look silly.

    Perfect example was KC last year. He put up 165 and 2 TDs in the first half, and then was inexplicably not targeted ONCE in the second half. Not surprisingly, the Bills lost.

  19. mjmeyer86 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:53 AM

    Watkins out or limited on Thursday would be welcome by a certain corner that’s recovering from being burned.

  20. cantescapekarma says: Sep 12, 2016 11:55 AM

    What does it matter when they only throw him r ball a few times per game anyway… Only in Buffalo do we basically ignore one of the most elite young receivers in the game. I don’t understand it.

    I was amazed at just how wide open this kid can get. He is such a special talent. We NEED to get him the ball a LOT more.
    If we don’t, he is leaving town the first chance he gets for sure.

  21. billswillnevermove says: Sep 12, 2016 12:05 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 12, 2016 10:54 AM

    Yes of course he is, Busto always has an excuse.
    __________________________________
    Why don’t you come to a Bills game? 80,000 of us will send you back to Toronto in a body bag. I promise.

  22. widerightyouloseagain says: Sep 12, 2016 12:14 PM

    Geno Taylor and Sammy Wakins are considered superstars in Buffalo, where they set the bar on the ground.

    Wide right, you lose again.

  23. sirxba says: Sep 12, 2016 12:23 PM

    2014 WR Rookie Class

    Odell > Evans > Cooks > Allen Robinson > John Brown > Jarvis > Kelvin > J. Matthews > Allen Hurns > DaVante > WATKINS.

    Ironic because Watkins was drafted before all of them 4th overall.

  24. spillertime21 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:28 PM

    Ian Rappaport just tweeted that Sammy will play this week.
    Next issue.

  25. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 12:40 PM

    Just sit him out this season and go for it all next year. Then repeat that last sentence next September.

  26. dietrich43 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:47 PM

    Everybody’s putting their best foot forward.
    You can’t just stick your toe in the water. You gotta jump right in.
    It’s definitely different. You know, you’ve got your foot up in the air trying to get the swelling to go down.
    These are the games you play for. What you spend all year getting ready for and you just want to put your best foot forward.
    Us going out there and being good little foot soliders and making sure we’re going out there and doing everything coach asks us to do.
    You definitely have to be on your toes and make sure you’re ready to go.

  27. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 12, 2016 1:56 PM

    I have visions of being 0-2. At this point I might even be satisfied with a tie Thursday.

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