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  • Bills' Sammy Watkins re-injures rib vs. Lions, ruled out of game

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    The Buffalo Bills decided they wanted to get injured wide receiver Sammy Watkins some repetitions in a meaningless preseason game. It appears to be a bad decision.

    Watkins suffered a bruised rib injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, sat out last week but was given the go Thursday against the Detroit Lions. On the Bills' ninth offensive play, Watkins was hit on an incomplete pass by Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer and grabbed his ribs afterward.

    Watkins left the game and did not return. You now have to wonder if he'll be questionable for Week 1's game at the Chicago Bears.

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    EJ Manuel was awful Thursday, as he had been all preseason. Sure, you want your quarterback and receiver to work together in game action, but the Bills have had five games, and Watkins had 35 snaps in three of them entering Thursday.

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