According to coach Rex Ryan, the Bills won the offseason even with top wide receiver Sammy Watkins unavailable for most offseason work after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot.
Watkins said he agrees with his coach and called this the “best offseason I’ve been a part of” despite the injury keeping him off the field. Watkins said early this month that he didn’t have a timetable for his return, but it seems he’s developed a better sense of when he’ll resume football activities.
“For training camp, I think I’ll definitely be available,” Watkins said, via TSN.ca. “I might sit out two or three days. It’s all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp.”
Watkins has dealt with injuries throughout his time with the Bills and said he’ll be spending the bulk of time until camp in Buffalo rehabbing as part of an effort to do “everything I need to do to keep myself on the field.” The Bills offense is more potent when Watkins is running at full strength and winning during the actual season will be much likelier if he can find a way to put the injury bug to rest.