Sammy Watkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tyrod Taylor not worried about losing practice time with Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "It was revealed this week that Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a broken foot that will keep him from taking part in OTAs and the team’s veteran minicamp this spring. The hope is that Watkins will be able to return to the field in time for the start of training camp, although there are..." May 21

  • Sammy Watkins played through stress fracture in 2015; injury history piling up

    Buffalo News "Add a broken foot to the list of injuries Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has suffered since entering the league back in 2014. According to multiple reports, Watkins had surgery to repair a broken foot but the injury isn't expected to sideline him for training camp. Mike Garafolo of..." May 17

  • Sammy Watkins recovering from a broken foot

    Pro Football Talk "A bad day just got worse for the Buffalo Bills. Hours after announcing that first-round pick Shaq Lawson needed surgery to repair an old shoulder problem, the Bills have an even bigger medical issue. According to Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a broken..." May 16

  • Sammy Watkins skipped Bills voluntary workouts to hit a casino

    Larry Brown Sports "Buffalo Bills voluntary workouts started on Monday, but one notable name was missing: Sammy Watkins. Watkins, as it turned out, was spotted at a World Series of Poker event at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina on Monday night, and posted a Facebook photo seemingly confirming his..." April 19

  • When Watkins got the ball, Bills passing game finally took off

    Buffalo News "Sammy Watkins wanted the ball. He got the ball. There, in a nutshell, is the evolution of the Buffalo Bills’ passing game in 2015. Through much of the first half of the season, offensive coordinator Greg Roman tried for balance in moving the ball through the air. Tyrod Taylor also was..." January 12

  • Sammy Watkins wants underperforming Bills players to get cut

    Buffalo News "Still searching for a leader? Head to Sammy Watkins' locker. The Buffalo Bills wide receiver stuck around Sunday evening to discuss this repulsive 35-25 loss to the Washington Redskins. The Bills will miss the playoffs for a mind-boggling 16th straight season. The curse, indeed,..." December 21

  • LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins probable for Thursday night

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy left last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury and said after the game that he’d be fine in time to play against the Jets on Thursday night. McCoy has made good on his vow. He was listed as a non-participant in Monday’s practice, but got..." November 11

  • Sammy Watkins had a stunning 93 percent of the Bills’ receiving yards

    Pro Football Talk "Bills receiver Sammy Watkins did something on Sunday that no player has done in the NFL in the 21st Century. Watkins had 168 receiving yards on a day when the Bills totaled 181 receiving yards. That means he caught 93 percent of the Bills’ receiving yards, the highest percentage in the NFL..." November 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bills WR Sammy Watkins will play today on a sprained ankle, which he indicated Friday. The question is how many plays will he be able to go

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    #Bills HC Rex Ryan: I feel really good about Sammy Watkins. He'll be limited Wednesday, but we'll see from there

  • Sammy Watkins lashes out at critics in since-deleted Instagram post

    Buffalo News "Sammy Watkins' 2015 season went from bad to worse Tuesday night when he lashed out at those critical of him for missing time this season because of injuries. In a since-deleted post on his Instagram account, the full text of which is below, Watkins pointed out the NFL has a 100-percent injury..." October 28

  • Sammy Watkins arrives in London in boot, on crutches "Bills wideout Sammy Watkins wanted the ball on Sunday, but unfortunately he incurred one of the unintended consequences of a consistently targeted receiver. Watkins sustained an ankle injury against the Bengals and arrived in London with a walking boot on his left foot, per Sky Sports' live..." October 19

  • X-rays on Sammy Watkins’ ankle negative

    Pro Football Talk "It doesn’t look like the Bills are going to be able to target Sammy Watkins today, but at least they might have that chance in the foreseeable future. The CBS broadcast showed the Bills wide receiver on crutches heading into the X-ray room, but according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,..." October 18

  • Shannon Sharpe to Bills' Watkins: 'Keep your mouth shut'

    The Score "While the Buffalo Bills have supported Sammy Watkins' public demand for more targets, Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe thinks the second-year wide receiver should have approached the situation differently. Sharpe shared his thoughts on the matter during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL..." October 17

  • Sammy Watkins to Bills: 'You're making me look bad'

    Buffalo News "The three-and-out’s pain Sammy Watkins more than anyone. They sting on the field, sting from the sideline. Once the cameras leave and his corner of the locker room clears out, the Buffalo Bills’ No. 1 wide receiver explains. Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel, one day, could be great. “Elite" even, he..." October 16

  • Sammy Watkins not expected to play today

    Pro Football Talk "Bills receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to miss another game. Watkins, who is listed as questionable with a calf injury, is expected to sit today at Tennessee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Watkins also missed last week’s game against the Giants." October 11

  • Whaley on Watkins outlook with calf injury "Bills GM Doug Whaley did not provide a specific timetable for Sammy Watkins calf injury, but he did express hope that Buffalo’s top wideout could return this week. In his weekly appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Whaley was asked if he thinks Watkins’ injury could be a..." October 06

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Rex Ryan just said on @WFAN660 Sammy Watkins is likely out this week as well. A little stronger than he stated earlier.

  • Sammy Watkins leaves Dolphins game with calf injury

    SB Nation "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins with a calf injury. Watkins walked off the field and to the locker room under his own power, but the Bills listed him as questionable to return to the game. Coming into Sunday's game, Watkins had caught six..." September 28

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    Dianna Marie Russini @diannaESPN

    For FF owners of Sammy Watkins, Bills sources say he's huge part of game plan & they'll get him the ball quickly at start @MatthewBerryTMR

  • Sammy Watkins: I’m ready to play "Sammy Watkins was among a handful of Bills receivers who were back practicing Tuesday. Watkins along with his fellow receivers were nicked up with various injuries through the course of the preseason, but Watkins insists he’s ready to go Sunday against Indianapolis. “I think I’m ready to play,”..." September 08

  • Sammy Watkins says he’s “full go” for camp

    Pro Football Talk "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins thinks the team should win the AFC East this year and he plans to be on the practice field helping the team toward that goal from the start of training camp. Offseason hip surgery limited Watkins during offseason work, but he said he won’t need any time on the..." July 28

  • Sammy Watkins: 'There's no doubt that we should win our division'

    CBS Sports "It has been seven years since a team other than the New England Patriots has won the AFC East, but that doesn't affect Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins' confidence. Asked about his expectations for his team this season, Watkins told the Buffalo News, "Winning, playoffs, championship...." July 27

  • Can Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins be a star in second year?

    Buffalo News "When the Buffalo Bills moved up from No. 9 overall to No. 4 in the 2014 NFL draft, trading away their 2015 first- and fourth-round picks to take wide receiver Sammy Watkins, they were counting on Watkins being a star. Not a starter. A star. In what was arguably the most receiver-rich draft..." July 23

  • Sammy Watkins Believes in E.J. Manuel 100 Percent

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills seem to be thriving under new head coach Rex Ryan. With fresh leadership in town, the team is pumped, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be especially supportive of third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Though Watkins is on the mend following offseason hip surgery, he’s..." April 16

  • 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

    ESPN "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

    ESPN "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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