Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins - yet even though he did not practice on Friday, both Watkins and his head coach sound reasonably confident that he'll be on the field in Week 9.
Given the way Watkins started practice on Friday - with a heavily-wrapped left ankle, which he injured in a Week 6 loss to Cincinnati - it's fair to wonder if Watkins will suit up at all on Sunday.
Sammy Watkins working with trainer at start of Friday practice. Left ankle heavily... https://t.co/tofgkKFZya pic.twitter.com/w0AJh5ayAO— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 6, 2015
After practice, however, Rex Ryan told reporters that he thinks Watkins will be fine to play on Sunday, saying that his Friday setback was just a "hiccup," while Watkins insisted that he intends on suiting up.
Sammy Watkins says he's planning to play Sunday. Said he was bothered by "fatigue" in Thursday's practice. #Bills— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) November 6, 2015
While Watkins could end up being a game-time decision, two players have already been ruled out for the game: defensive lineman Kyle Williams and wide receiver Percy Harvin, both of whom are dealing with knee injuries. Neither player practiced all week, and it's unlikely that either will play in Thursday's game against the New York Jets, either.
The rest of the Bills players on this week's injury report are listed as probable. That list includes quarterback Tyrod Taylor (knee), running back Karlos Williams (concussion), right tackle Seantrel Henderson (concussion), defensive end Mario Williams (knee), linebacker A.J. Tarpley (concussion), and safety Corey Graham (groin).