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08/11/17 - WR Sammy Watkins was traded by the Buffalo Bills on Friday along with a Bills' 2018 sixth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick. Watkins, 24, was drafted by the Bills with the No. 4 overall draft pick in 2014. He has 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns in three NFL seasons despite undergoing multiple foot surgeries. Last season, the former Clemson standout played in just eight games and totaled 430 yards and two scores on 28 catches.
08/07/17 - WR Sammy Watkins said he's feeling fine, even after Sunday's workout which he had to leave briefly when he rolled his left ankle.
"I'll be out here tomorrow catching passes," Watkins said, and he was right. He was practicing in full on Monday. "I just had a scare, I kind of rolled it a little bit, and then I came back out here and was running routes and I was fine."
Watkins said he tried to practice without the elaborate tape job he had been working with which was providing his surgically-repaired foot a little more stability and the cost of some flexibility, and that proved be a mistake. When he left the field, he had a trainer wrap his ankle the way it had been during the first week of camp.
08/01/17 - WR Sammy Watkins participated fully in all the practices and looks like he's getting back to being the player everyone knows he can be.
07/27/17 - WR Sammy Watkins has been given a clean bill of health and participated fully in the first camp practice, though it seems likely that the Bills will take it easy on him as a precautionary measure.
07/27/17 - WR Sammy Watkins has not had his fifth-year option for 2018 picked up by the Bills. Watkins claims he's not bothered by what might be perceived as a slight since about 75 percent of the 2014 first-round contracts were picked up for the fifth year. "I'm not concerned about (the fifth-year option decline), that's the coaches and the owner," he said. "I haven't even put any thought in it. At the end of the day it's a business. My job is to catch as many balls and touchdowns to help this team win. Everything else will play out. I have to earn it. No chip (on my shoulder), I just have to stay healthy and go out and make the plays I need to make." Watkins was asked if he feels a burden to perform up to his draft status, especially given how the first three years have gone. "I have nothing to prove," he said. "I know what I'm capable of doing. I've made plays in this league and my job is to go out and earn it this year. I want to earn it; I don't want anything handed to me. My job is to earn it like I did all my life."