Sammy Watkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Struggling Bills WR Sammy Watkins has hip ailment

    Buffalo Rumblings "A rough stretch might be getting rougher for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, as he enters a critical week for the 7-5 Bills nursing a hip injury. The news of the injury came on Monday, when head coach Doug Marrone disclosed to reporters that Watkins had injured himself in Sunday's..." December 02

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    Jay Skurski @JaySkurski

    Sammy Watkins played every snap yesterday, but he suffered a hip injury, the team said today. The severity of it is unclear. #Bills

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    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    Grimes to folo Watkins. RT @sullivanlegal: Do you think Dolphins good pass D can contain Watkins? Especially with Taylor getting the start?

  • Report: Sammy Watkins good to go for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The 5-3 Bills are heading for a matchup with the 5-3 Chiefs this Sunday in a game that will enhance the winner’s chances of making the playoffs in a muddled AFC race. It’s the kind of game that you want to play with as many of your best players as you possibly can, which made wide receiver..." November 06

  • Sammy Watkins injury: groin issue could play into Bills vs. Chiefs

    Buffalo Rumblings "Fred Jackson was back on the practice field for the Bills on Wednesday, but good vibes from that news were quickly obliterated by news of a potentially serious groin injury for star wideout Sammy Watkins. Any good vibes brought forth by Fred Jackson returning to Buffalo Bills practice on..." November 06

  • Watkins sees differences between Orton and Manuel "The Kyle Orton era has begun in Buffalo, and Bills players already see the difference with the veteran passer running the show. "We just had a different approach to practice," wide receiver Sammy Watkins said, according to "(Orton) demands what he wants out of us. He's more of a..." October 02

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Doug Marrone says Sammy Watkins "is available today" for Sunday's game at Chicago

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Sammy Watkins was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

  • Watkins returns to practice, hopes to play week one

    Buffalo Rumblings "For the first time in the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills hit the practice field on Monday to begin preparations for a meaningful game. Their first practice leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Chicago Bears began with the return of several key players to the lineup. No name was..." September 02

  • Watkins suffers 2nd rib injury in Bills preseason finale

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Buffalo Bills entered their final preseason game with the idea of playing their starters against the Detroit Lions. In only their second offensive possession of the game, the Bills once again saw their prized possession of the offseason have to leave the game due to an..." August 29

  • Bills’ Watkins sits with rib injury

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills rookie Sammy Watkins has a rib injury that kept him out of practice Monday night. As far as concrete information goes about the injury to the team’s first-round draft pick, that’s all there is to offer. “Last year, I tried to be right all the time and tell you guys,” coach Doug..." August 19

  • Pressure non-existent for Watkins "From the moment Bills fans took their seats to watch the first day of practice, it was obvious who they were there to see: Sammy Watkins. Chants, banners and T-shirts were aplenty as the rookie wide receiver, taken fourth overall in this year’s draft, took to the field with the rest of his team..." July 21

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    Buffalo Bills @buffalobills

    .@sammywatkins on signing his rookie deal: "(Now) every day I can worry about football"

  • Bills nab coveted receiver Watkins with bold move

    Buffalo Bills News "The Buffalo Bills made their boldest, win-now draft-day move in a decade Thursday by trading up five spots to pick Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Bills gave the Cleveland Browns first- and fourth-round picks in 2015 to move up from ninth to..." May 09

  • Raiders may have Evans ahead of Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "As the draft approaches, buzz has been building that Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans could end up in the top five. He actually could end up ahead of receiver Sammy Watkins, as the first wideout selected. As one league source who is as connected on matters of the draft as anyone explained it to..." May 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From talking with Sammy Watkins today: The #Lions have made it clear to him they are very serious about potentially trading up for him.

  • Watkins is intriguing possibility for Rams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the Rams and the wide receiver position, when is enough enough? The answer to that question Thursday will help shape the team’s 2014 draft, and really the short-term future of the organization. Over the past two drafts, the Rams have invested heavily in the position. Four picks total have..." May 04

  • Mike Mayock: No sense in Detroit Lions trading a lot to get Sammy Watkins

    Detroit Free Press "As good of a draft prospect as Sammy Watkins is, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said it doesn’t make sense for the Detroit Lions to trade up to get him — unless they can get a steal of a deal. “I’m not sure you want to go get anybody, in all honesty, in this draft, giving up picks, unless it’s..." May 02

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Rams to hold private workout for Watkins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just a few weeks ago at the NFL owners meetings, coach Jeff Fisher sounded like the Rams might pass on Sammy Watkins. But the Rams sure are taking a long look at the star wide receiver from Clemson. Widely considered the best wideout in the draft, Watkins paid a pre-draft visit to Rams Park on..." April 18

  • Sammy Watkins likes Lions' offense "Watkins offered similar sentiments to at the NFL scouting combine in February, saying it would "be a blessing" to play opposite Johnson with the Lions. Watkins recently was projected as the No. 7 overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper's latest mock..." April 09

  • Sammy Watkins likes Lions' offense "Sammy Watkins likely will be off the board by the time the Detroit Lions pick at No. 10 overall in next month's NFL draft. But Watkins said he would welcome the opportunity to join the star-studded offense in Detroit. "It'd be definitely a blessing playing with Megatron [Calvin Johnson] and..." April 09

  • Lions may love Sammy Watkins enough to trade up for him

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have already invested a fortune in wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and given No. 2 receiver Golden Tate a significant contract as well. But they’re not necessarily done expending resources at the receiver position. Sammy Watkins, widely regarded as the best receiver in this year’s draft..." April 09

  • Clemson Pro Day won’t hurt Sammy Watkins or help Tajh Boyd

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson is hosting its Pro Day today, but it probably won’t do much to affect the draft stock of the team’s two biggest names. Sammy Watkins, Clemson’s star wide receiver, had a great college career and a great Combine and is a sure-thing high draft pick regardless of anything that happens at..." March 06

  • Catch a rising star? Don't rule out Clemson WR Sammy Watkins for Jaguars

    Florida Times Union "Right? Well, there could be a scenario in which the Jaguars might not. What if only one of the Big Three quarterbacks — Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel — “present” themselves to Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell as worthy of the..." February 24

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    #Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to multiple sources.

  • Big Board: Clowney hasn't quite lived up to hype but he's still No. 1 "The conference championship games provide scouts a final "regular" season opportunity to evaluate prospects before the blitz of bowls, all-star games and workouts kicks into high gear. The ability to step up as the pressure increases will only enhance the stock of many prospects. Bowl games..." December 05

  • Biletnikoff and Mackey Award finalists announced "Award season continues as the Biletnikoff Award, giving annually the nation's best wide receiver, and the Mackey Award, given to the nation's best tight end, announced their finalists on Monday. One familiar name missing from both lists is Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro. Amaro ranks No. 6..." November 25

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