Sammy Watkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins could need second surgery and miss the season

    New York Upstate "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will be flying to North Carolina to get a second opinion on his surgically repaired foot. The Bills placed Watkins on injured reserve on Friday, but Watkins is getting a second opinion from Dr. Robert Anderson on whether he will need another surgery,..." October 02

  • Bills place Sammy Watkins (foot) on IR "The Buffalo Bills have placed wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) on injured reserve, the team announced." September 30

  • “Major concern” about Sammy Watkins’ availability moving forward

    Pro Football Talk "Early last week, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said missing games because of his surgically repaired foot was “out the window.” At some point after that, Watkins’ foot was stepped on in practice and now worry is mounting that Watkins’ season may be out the window." September 30

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins out for Week 3 matchup with Cardinals

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills will look for their first win of the season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears that they'll be without their top wide receiver. On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Sammy Watkins would be out for today's game against Arizona." September 25

  • Rex on Sammy Watkins: Doesn't look like he'll play "It's not looking good for Sammy Watkins' availability Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals. The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver missed the media portion of Friday's walkthrough, per the team's official website. The team later announced Watkins is questionable for Week 3's game, and added he will..." September 24

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins might not play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "At 0-2 on the season, the Buffalo Bills already find themselves facing an uphill battle in the AFC East. Set to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, that battle might end up being nearly impossible to win. Not helping matters much here, star wide receiver Sammy Watkins remains hampered by a..." September 22

  • Rex Ryan wants more from Sammy Watkins, less 'ground and pound'

    ESPN "When Rex Ryan took over as the Buffalo Bills' coach on Jan. 14, 2015, he sold a physical brand of football to fans that was captured in his memorable declaration of wanting to "build a bully" with his new team. "Are we going to do ground and pound? Yeah, you’re darn right we are," Ryan added..." September 21

  • Sammy Watkins says he's good to go, but Rex not as sure

    Buffalo News "Are the Bills done worrying about Sammy Watkins being limited by foot pain? That depends who you ask. Bills coach Rex Ryan certainly didn’t imply that Monday, saying, “Sammy is probably very similar to last week,” when Watkins tested his surgically repaired foot before the game and decided..." September 20

  • Sammy Watkins wants to play, doctors may say no

    Pro Football Talk "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said earlier this week that he will “definitely” be in the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Jets despite reporting some discomfort in his surgically-repaired foot after the team’s season-opening loss to the Ravens. Watkins was listed as questionable..." September 15

  • Sammy Watkins active for Thursday Night Football

    UPI "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins might be labeled as "questionable" with a foot injury, but he will play Thursday. After reports surfaced early Thursday saying that Watkins would "probably" play against the New York Jets, NFL Network reporter Kimberley Jones confirmed that he "will..." September 15

  • Sammy Watkins 'wants to play and probably will,' source says

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the New York Jets with a foot injury, "wants to play and probably will," a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bills listed Watkins as questionable in their injury report Wednesday. The team..." September 15

  • Rex Ryan: Watkins will 'definitely' play against Jets

    Larry Brown Sports "Sammy Watkins is reportedly having some issues with pain in his surgically-repaired foot, but Rex Ryan says the star wideout is not going to miss Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Ryan told reporters on Tuesday that Watkins is “definitely” going to play. “I’m assuming what he..." September 13

  • Bills' Watkins could miss several weeks "The Buffalo Bills lost the first game of the 2016 regular season to the Baltimore Ravens, but they might have lost an even more significant part of their team in the process. Sammy Watkins, the team's star wide receiver, is now in jeopardy of missing time this season. According to Manish Mehta..." September 12

  • Bills' Sammy Watkins: Pain management issue

    CBS Sports "Watkins' (foot) ability to play going forward will be a matter of pain management, but the Bills don't plan to shut him down because of his discomfort, reports Watkins, who had surgery in April to repair a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, had X-rays and saw a..." September 12

  • Tyrod Taylor eager to get Sammy Watkins back on the field Friday

    Buffalo News "Don’t blink, or you might miss Sammy Watkins in the preseason. The Buffalo Bills’ star receiver is expected to make his 2016 debut Friday night against Washington, but shouldn’t see much time at FedExField. “He probably won’t be in there a whole lot, but he is scheduled to play,” coach Rex..." August 26

  • Sammy Watkins to return from injury this week

    Sportsnaut "It appears that Buffalo Bills top receiver Sammy Watkins is slated to make his preseason debut this upcoming Friday. Watkins has been healing from an off-season foot surgery to repair a stress fracture. He was removed from the team’s physically unable to perform (PUP) list on August 8 after..." August 23

  • Ryan 'impressed' with Watkins' practice debut at Bills camp

    Buffalo News "Sammy Watkins apparently wanted his actions to do all of his talking on Monday. For the record, they handled the duty fairly well. In his first practice of the Bills' training camp at St. John Fisher College, the receiver ran well. He showed good speed, made sharp cuts, and some impressive..." August 09

  • Sammy Watkins: Certain things are full speed, certain things aren’t

    Pro Football Talk "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said recently that everything is right where it needs to be in regard to his recovery from left foot surgery, although that doesn’t mean that he feels 100 percent comfortable doing everything on the football field. Watkins said that he feels like his foot is..." July 25

  • Giving up on Sammy Watkins would be Bills' worst possible move

    Sporting News "Patience is a virtue, or so the saying goes. For NFL general managers and coaches waiting for a top draft pick to reach his potential, patience is often in short supply. Case in point: Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who Buffalo drafted fourth overall in the 2014 draft and traded a couple..." July 19

  • Bills' Watkins running full sprints after foot surgery

    The Score "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be making great progress in his recovery from surgery to repair a broken foot in April. Watkins posted a video of him running full sprints without any setbacks." July 08

  • Sammy Watkins changes stance, says he could miss camp

    Pro Football Talk "Not long after Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said he expected to be on the field early in training camp, Watkins is apparently changing his prognosis. Watkins told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure that though he “feels good,” he doesn’t know when he’ll be cleared and hopes to be able to participate in..." June 26

  • Bills' Watkins hopes to be back in time for camp "This time last week, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins was about four weeks removed from surgery to correct a broken bone in his foot, and during the first week of Organized Team Activities, was spotted on crutches. Fast forward just one week, the Bills top wideout has dished aside his..." June 02

  • Watkins aims to be back for regular season following foot surgery

    The Score "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins told reporters Wednesday he's unsure of his timeline for returning from surgery to repair a broken foot. Watkins said he's unsure if he'll be at training camp as a result. "It’s going great. I’m hoping to get the boot off (Thursday)," Watkins said..." June 01

  • 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