Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins seems to be progressing well from his foot injury. Last week, Watkins shared a video on Instagram of him running at full speed. Today Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News caught up with Watkins at his football camp and the wide receiver said he was feeling great.
That said, Watkins also noted that he was unsure of when he'd return to training camp.
The receiver told Skurski, "I don't know how much I'm going to be doing, or when I'm going to be active and engaged. I don't know what's the schedule is like with me being on the field, competing wise, but I know I'm right where I need to be at."
BFR's Take: Although there will be plenty of Bills fans at St. John Fisher in late-July to August who want to see Watkins on the field, Buffalo should be in no rush to get him back onto the field. Foot injuries are serious and although the wide receiver is feeling great, Buffalo should be cautious early at training camp. Buffalo's ultimate goal is to make sure Watkins is healthy for Week 1 so that he can put together a full 16-game season. Furthermore, the Bills know what they have with Watkins.
Watkins and Robert Woods are the two proven entities that the Bills have at wide receiver and Watkins' chemistry with Tyrod Taylor isn't suddenly going to disappear. Having Watkins on the sidelines during camp will allow Taylor to work on his chemistry with Woods and Charles Clay. It'll also help Buffalo determine which four wide receivers the Bills should carry behind Watkins and Woods. The snaps that usually go to Watkins can instead be given out to the likes of Dezmin Lewis, Greg Salas, Leonard Hankerson, Jarrett Boykin, Greg Little, Marquise Goodwin, Kolby Listenbee, and others.null