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Draft Scout *Sammy Watkins News
09/22/14 - WR Sammy Watkins admitted that he took a play off late in the Bills' 22-10 loss to San Diego.
"That was on me; I didn't finish the play," he said. "That was supposed to be a caught ball. I didn't help the team out on that play."
On the play in question, the Bills were down by the final score with less than two minutes to go and quarterback EJ Manuel threw a catchable pass. Watkins, who is nursing sore ribs, saw two defenders ready to lay him out and he pulled up on the route, leaving the ball to fall incomplete.
In hindsight, catching the pass wouldn't have keyed a Bills victory, and probably saved his sore ribs a rather unnecessary hit, but it just didn't look good, especially in the NFL when playing with pain is a badge of honor.
"I just took off a play," said Watkins, who caught only two passes for 19 yards, both in the fourth quarter, a 16-yarder earlier on that last garbage-time drive. "That's a play I always make and I should have made it."
09/19/14 - WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the San Diego Chargers.
09/17/14 - WR Sammy Watkins' eight-catch performance against Miami tied for the fourth-best by a Bills rookie in team history. He leads all NFL rookie receivers with 11 catches through two weeks.
09/15/14 - WR Sammy Watkins needed just two NFL games to score his first touchdown, and enjoy his first 100-yard game. He had eight catches for 117 yards and a score despite still playing with sore ribs in Sunday's 29-10 victory. Among his catches were a 30-yarder and a 28-yarder, the kind of chunk plays the Bills have lacked for a while.
09/14/14 - WR Sammy Watkins might be worth the cost. He looked great in camp until bruising his ribs. He was a little tentative in the opening week win against the Chicago Bears, but had his coming out party against the Dolphins with eight receptions in 11 targets for 117 yards and one score.