Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will spend this offseason the same way he spent last offseason — recuperating from foot surgery.
The Buffalo News reported Monday that Watkins consulted with the team's medical staff Monday and decided to undergo another surgery. He had told reporters Sunday he hoped to avoid surgery.
The No. 4 overall pick in 2014, Watkins underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot following the 2015 season, rehabbed in time for training camp, but then landed on injured reserve after Week 3. He returned for the final six games of the season.
Watkins finished the season with 28 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns. Given all the other drama surrounding the Bills' front office, head coaching vacancy and uncertain quarterback situation, it's a bad time to learn that one of their big playmakers needs surgery.