Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who underwent hip surgery after last season, should be ready for training camp, according to the team’s official website.
Head coach Rex Ryan said he does not expect Watkins to fit in much, if any, football-related work prior to August, but also expects him to be uninhibited by the injury once he does return.
“My understanding is Sammy is doing really well,” Ryan said.” We’re not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp.”
Watkins, 21, was selected by the Bills in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he caught 65 passes for 982 yards and six touchdowns.
The Bills have added a number of offensive weapons this offseason to build around Watkins, including running back LeSean McCoy via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as tight end Charles Clay and wide receiver Percy Harvin in free agency.