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Sammy Watkins Should Be Available for Buffalo Bills Week One

August 30th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Sammy Watkins has had a tough preseason, suffering two rib injuries and missing one full game.

Still, the rookie wide receiver should be good to go for the Buffalo Bills when week one rolls around. reported that the team confirmed Watkins' injury in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions wasn't serious. This comes with a huge sigh of relief as Watkins figures to be a key weapon in Buffalo's offense, whether it will be EJ Manuel or Kyle Orton under center. Head coach Doug Marrone took plenty of heat for even playing Watkins in the meaningless game where he suffered his second injury.

Watkins has yet to develop chemistry with Manuel this preseason, and his injuries are the main reason why. Marrone figured he would try to get Watkins additional reps in the finale, and dodged a lethal bullet with the news that he wasn't seriously injured in the game.

For Watkins, the rib injury will likely linger for the rest of the season, and his toughness will determine how much he plays, provided the doctors clear him to play.

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