A couple of reports that came out Wednesday afternoon and evening - one from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the other from John Wawrow of the Associated Press - provided some ease of mind when it comes to the availability of Sammy Watkins in this weekend's game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Watkins did not practice on Thursday again, however, and Bills head coach Doug Marrone was not eager to bolster the notion that the rookie wide receiver will be fine for Sunday's pivotal AFC matchup.
"I'm just gonna stick with the injury report and see what happens tomorrow," Marrone told reporters Thursday (via WGR 550).
In fact, Marrone even went a step further, making a surprising declaration about the status of running back Fred Jackson, who has been a limited practice participant in each of the last two days.
"I think Fred's not ready to go yet, so we'll see how that keeps progressing during the week," Marrone told reporters. "But right now, I'm not sure."
So basically, nothing has changed from what we knew at the end of the day on Wednesday: Watkins is dinged up and not practicing, and Jackson is practicing but maybe a week away. Cool. Friday may not bring any more clarity, either; don't be surprised if, arguably (okay, definitely) the two most important offensive weapons in Buffalo are game-time decisions on Sunday.