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Stephon Gilmore, Fred Jackson among Buffalo Bills recovering from surgery

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There are 71 players on the Buffalo Bills' roster. 10 of them are still recovering from surgeries, and are either lightly participating in, or sitting out of, voluntary offseason workouts.

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Last week, a report surfaced that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had undergone hip surgery in February, with a separate report indicating that Watkins would be only a light participant in offseason workouts and skip OTAs, but would be ready for training camp this summer.

As it turns out, Watkins is far from the only Bill in that situation. He's joined there by nine of his teammates.

For clarity: those names are kicker Dan Carpenter, running back Anthony Dixon (we also already knew about his surgery), cornerback Stephon Gilmore, tight end Chris Gragg, wide receiver Chris Hogan, running back Fred Jackson, cornerback Leodis McKelvin (whose surgery may have come during the season after an ankle break), Watkins, safety Aaron Williams, and guard Chris Williams.

While not every ailment that was corrected is known among that list, we do know a few details. Carpenter dealt with a groin issue for much of the 2014 season. Dixon's surgery was to repair a partially torn meniscus. It's not known specifically what Jackson went under the knife for, but it clearly had something to do with his right hand. Watkins, of course, had a partially torn labrum in his hip. Chris Williams missed the last 13 games of the season with a back injury.

We'll know in a few months, when the team starts to assemble at St. John Fisher in Rochester, whether or not there is cause for concern with these recoveries as the 2015 preseason begins.