Bills place receiver Watkins on IR; to miss at least 8 weeks

BY foxsports • September 30, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will miss at least eight weeks resting an injury to his surgically repaired left foot after the team placed him on the reserved-injured list.

The Bills announced the move on Friday afternoon, a few hours after coach Rex Ryan expressed ''major concern'' over the receiver missing significant time.

Watkins was already ruled out from playing at New England on Sunday, and missed last weekend's game against Arizona. He's been sidelined since a teammate stepped on his foot during a walk through session last week.

Buffalo's first-round pick in the 2014 draft missed much of the offseason after having two screws inserted into his foot to repair a stress fracture in April.

The Bills filled Watkins spot by claiming receiver Justin Hunter.

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