Reports: Bills hope Sammy Watkins will be ready for camp

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The initial news about Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins’ broken foot came without a clear timeline for when he was expected back on the field and it has been followed by varied reports about when he might be cleared to return.

Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News had the first report about the break and later added that Watkins had surgery about a month ago to insert a screw designed to help recovery. Dunne and Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports both report that the “hope” is that he’ll be ready to go for the start of training camp.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has a somewhat less optimistic report about Watkins’ outlook, though. Schefter reports that Watkins is expected to miss the preseason while his foot recovers.

The latter timetable would push things close to the start of the regular season and Dunne added a note about the importance of not rushing Watkins back because of the risk of further injury. It seems likely, then, that Watkins, who had hip surgery before last season and dealt with calf and knee injuries during it, is going to be eased back into the mix whenever he does get the green light to resume football activities.

35 responses to “Reports: Bills hope Sammy Watkins will be ready for camp

  1. Buffalo is the biggest loser town on this side of the planet, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

    Just lose baby.

  2. Well thats good that they hope that.
    Did they also hope to win a few games this year or maybe a Super Bowl?
    Good stuff.

  3. Just in time to pull a quad or hamstring in training camp, with maybe an abdominal muscle tear in October, ending his season with a knee sprain in early December, if the past is any indicator of future likelihood.

  4. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    May 16, 2016 5:18 PM
    He’ll be ready for the Super Bowl and that’s all that matters.
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    I never thought I would say this but you are right. Given the nature of the injury Rex will no doubt making sure it gets all the loving attention he can provide and will still be gently kissing it when they are on his couch watching the SB together.

  5. Maybe players should go back to selling cars or insurance during the off-season, instead of working out 12 months straight. They wouldn’t come to camp in shape but at least they would be healthy. It doesn’t take that long to get into shape. And they would save some of the wear on their muscles and joints. These players get injured during the off-season because teams feel they need to justify the money they pay them.

  6. Doesn’t matter if his arm is broken. The Bills have no one who can get the ball to him anyway.

  7. mtchainsmoker says:
    May 16, 2016 5:56 PM
    Doesn’t matter if his arm is broken. The Bills have no one who can get the ball to him anyway
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    You do realize that they have a fairly good QB. It’s not like they’re starting EJ Manuel.

  8. He can probably play on one foot and still be better than most of the other receivers in the league

  9. ohand16 says:

    It’s just too easy . At least they get to waste the 1st overall pick on the Clemson QB next year.
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    Actually ex-Clemson QB….Chad Kelly please.

  10. Traded up and drafted the wrong guy, OBJ should’ve been the pick. Why analysts and other fans put this guy up with Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Antonio Brown is beyond me. He’s flashy and athletic but he has done squat for his teams performance since he was drafted and barely put up 1,000 yards this year and didn’t even make it the year prior. Who cares if he didn’t have to go to the workouts this kid is a high draft pick and is looked at as a franchise player but would rather be out at the casino rather than being there for his teammates.

    Now we have to rely on the Bills medical staff to clear Sammy Watkins and Shaq Lawson. Even though that is the same medical staff that put Aaron Williams back on the field with a career threatening neck injury. I’m sorry but Bills fans deserve way more then this kid and Rex Ryan.

  11. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    May 16, 2016 5:18 PM
    He’ll be ready for the Super Bowl and that’s all that matters.

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    Sure…..he’s ready to watch the game from his couch today. No worries. Buffalo will go 7-9 this season with zero wins again the Pats.

  12. He’ll be back before the season starts. And anyone who says this guy isn’t a top 10 receiver is crazy. Did you not watch the last 6 games of the season? The kid was bananas.

    And please stop trolling Bills pages Ohand16 seriously… You are a Browns fan. You have no room to criticize anyone… Josh Gordon, Jonny Barleague, Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden, Justin Gilbert… The list goes on and on and on.

  13. Defeat is ingrained in the soil in western NY. The people have nothing left to cling to except for misplaced, half hearted optimism. It’s actually kind of sad.

  14. Actually, the Bills pray and hope Niaggra Falls floods their stadium and rejuviantes their land and Jim Kelly walks oot of the mist with that sideways jaw.

  15. ohand16 says:
    May 16, 2016 9:35 PM

    Defeat is ingrained in the soil in western NY. The people have nothing left to cling to except for misplaced, half hearted optimism. It’s actually kind of sad.
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    You should be use to defeat. You are a Cleveland Browns fan. Enough said.

  16. Feels like Sammy is protecting his body for his 2nd contract and uninterested in winning/producing while a Bill. I’m sure he figures he has no future in Buffalo. So he’ll have a monster year in 2017 to show himself off to get a big contract with another team when his rookie deal is up with the Bills. He’ll have more exposure and make more money on another team not named the Bills….kills me but i can understand this logical from a business POV

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