Former Clemson WR Sammy Watkins Returns to Bills Practice After Broken Foot
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (ESPN) — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins passed his physical Monday and returned to practice for the first time since undergoing surgery this offseason to repair a broken left foot.
Watkins, who declined to speak to reporters after practice, took several snaps with the first- and second-team offense, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor during a red-zone period.
In addition to Watkins coming off the active/physically unable to perform list, the Bills also cleared veteran defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams to practice for the first time this summer. Dareus had been on the non-football illness list with an undisclosed ailment, while Williams was on the physically unable to perform list after season-ending knee surgery last fall.
The Bills’ positive news on the injury front was tempered Monday by the team losing two of its starting offensive linemen to health issues. Left tackle Cordy Glenn was in a walking boot and will miss an undetermined amount of time after injuring his ankle in Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, while left guard Richie Incognito left Monday’s practice with rib soreness and did not return.
Coach Rex Ryan did not have an update Monday on rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland, who remains out after injuring his left knee in Friday’s practice. Ryan said the Bills are waiting for swelling in Ragland’s knee to go down before they can conduct further tests.
An initial MRI showed that Reggie Ragland appeared to have suffered a partial ACL tear in his left knee, but the team is confident it is not fully torn, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.