Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said earlier this week that he will “definitely” be in the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Jets despite reporting some discomfort in his surgically-repaired foot after the team’s season-opening loss to the Ravens.
Watkins was listed as questionable on Wednesday after getting in a limited practice. He was listed as a non-participant on Monday and Tuesday and it appears there’s still a chance he’ll be a non-participant on Thursday night as well.
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that while Watkins wants to play in the game, a source tells her that it isn’t yet clear that the team’s doctors will sign off on putting him on the field. That suggests the decision may come down to how Watkins fares during pre-game warmups. Inactives will be announced around 7 p.m. ET.
Watkins had four catches for 43 yards in the opener against the Ravens, but, like the rest of the team, failed to make any big plays in a quiet offensive outing.