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)
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.

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