There was a lot of attention paid to Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ health last week after reports surfaced concerning discomfort in his surgically repaired foot, although Watkins said he was merely feeling fatigued at the end of the team’s season opener.
Watkins backed that up by getting on the field against the Jets last Thursday and said Monday that he’s not going to miss any future games.
“That’s kind of out the window,” Watkins said, via the team’s website. “I know what I’m doing with it. The team knows what I’m dealing with. It’s up to me to go out there and play. If I’m out there playing I can’t feel sorry for myself. The foot is not an excuse or issue.”
While Watkins says the foot is not an issue, his impact has been limited through the first two weeks of the season. Watkins caught two passes for 20 yards, giving him six catches for 63 yards on the year. That’s not the kind of downfield impact the Bills have seen from Watkins in his first two seasons, so they’ll have to hope that Watkins’ health holds up and that dumping Greg Roman as offensive coordinator sparks better results the rest of the way.