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Person close to situation tells AP: Tests confirm Bills WR Watkins has bruised ribs

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) holds his side after getting hit by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills. Watkins left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

    In this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) holds his side after getting hit by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills. Watkins left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) is led from the field in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) is led from the field in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) hits Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

    Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) hits Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)  (The Associated Press)

A person close to the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins is day to day after tests confirmed a diagnosis of bruised ribs.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not provided an update on the first-round pick's status since Watkins was hurt in a 19-16 preseason loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Coach Doug Marrone would only say Watkins would not practice Monday.

Watkins' agent Tory Dandy described the injury as being "just a bruise." He added Watkins could have returned during the game after being hurt on the opening drive.

Marrone announced starting left tackle Cordy Glenn has been cleared for team drills. Glenn missed the first three weeks of camp because of an illness.

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