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Sammy Watkins injury: optimism building for Bills vs. Chiefs (Fred Jackson, too)

If you're looking for a little optimism this fine Sunday morning regarding Sammy Watkins and Fred Jackson, you've come to the right place.

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Despite the Buffalo Bills' best efforts to cast doubt on the playing status of Fred Jackson and Sammy Watkins this week, reports continue to pop up that the team is thinking positively about each player's chances of suiting up for this afternoon's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The latest comes from Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer of NFL Network, who are saying that the Bills are "optimistic" that their two best weapons on offense will be active today.

Jackson and Watkins are both listed as questionable for today's game with groin injuries. Watkins had his flare up on him in practice this week after managing it for two weeks prior, while Jackson is trying to work back from a groin injury that caused him to miss most of a Week 7 win over Minnesota.

If both of these players do end up playing today, it'll obviously be great news for the home team - but it will also be interesting to see how the team complements two players that clearly aren't 100 percent.

One more:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Barring an unexpected setback during warm-ups, Sammy Watkins and Fred Jackson will play for the Bills today.</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="">November 9, 2014</a></blockquote>