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Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins Leaves Bills, Lions Preseason Game with Injury

August 28th, 2014 at 9:56 PM
By Mike Matisz

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left the Bills-Lions game early Thursday night after taking a hard hit from a Lions linebacker during a quick slant.

The Buffalo Bills decided to give their starters on offense a couple extra reps during their preseason finale against the Detroit Lions Thursday.

Watkins, who had already missed two games this preseason due to a rib injury, had taken the field in hopes of getting more reps with starting quarterback EJ Manuel.

Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer hit Watkins when he was targeted on a slant by Manuel on the team's second possession of the night.

Watkins was injured on a similar play in Pittsburgh two weeks ago and was wearing a flak jacket to prevent further injury Thursday.

After being examined in the locker room, Watkins was declared out for the remainder of the game.

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