Sammy Watkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bills expect a “big game” from Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Sammy Watkins sat out of practice on Wednesday with foot soreness and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Thursday that the wideout is still dealing with a broken bone in his foot, but neither will keep him from playing against the Raiders this Sunday. That was the word from..." December 02

  • Sammy Watkins has soreness in foot again, misses practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins just cannot seem to escape the foot problems that have been ailing him since training camp. Just days after he returned to game action for the first time since Week 2, Watkins missed practice on Wednesday after telling trainers he was experiencing..." November 30

  • Bills officially activate Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills activated Sammy Watkins from their injured-reserve list on Saturday. Watkins has been out with a foot injury. Bills Coach Rex Ryan had said he expected Watkins to be healthy and ready to play Sunday vs. the Jaguars for the first time since September. The Bills listed Watkins on..." November 26

  • Bills' expect Watkins to play vs. Jaguars; McCoy questionable

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy will play Sunday when the Bills host the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field. Both practiced Friday afternoon at One Bills Drive and coach Rex Ryan said afterward that both are going to be on the field as the Bills try to improve their record to 6-5 and keep..." November 25

  • Review of Watkins by athletic trainers the final hurdle

    BuffaloBills.com "Bills head coach Rex Ryan has said more than once that Sammy Watkins health is their top priority when it comes to his availability for games. Watkins, who practiced for the first time in two months on Wednesday, was limited, and his Sunday status will largely be determined by the assessment of..." November 24

  • Could Sammy Watkins see time against Jaguars?

    NFL.com "Will Sammy Watkins be on the field Sunday? The former Bills first-round pick, who has spent his three-year career in Buffalo in stretches of both injury rehab and on-field brilliance, could see some time against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "I'm speaking on..." November 23

  • Bills' Watkins eligible, but not ready to return to practice

    NFL.com "The Bills will have to wait a bit longer on the return of Sammy Watkins. Watkins was placed on injured reserve prior to their Week 4 win over the Patriots with a foot injury. Though the talented wideout is eligible to return to practice, Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday he's not quite there...." November 14

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

    NFL.com "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

    wkbw.com "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, NFL.com 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