Bills GM expects receiver Watkins to resume practicing

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) makes a touchdown catch on a pass from Tyrod Taylor, not pictured, as Houston Texans strong safety Kevin Johnson (30) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley anticipates receiver Sammy Watkins will return to practice on Wednesday for the first time since aggravating an injury to his surgically repaired left foot nine weeks ago.

Whaley made the announcement on radio.

It’s too early to determine whether Watkins will be activated off injured reserve, or if he can play Sunday when Buffalo (5-5) hosts Jacksonville (2-8).

The Bills’ top receiving threat has been limited to six catches for 63 yards in playing the first two games this season.

Watkins missed most of the offseason after having surgery in April, when he had two screws inserted into his left foot to repair a stress fracture. He aggravated the injurywhen a teammate stepped on his foot in practice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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