Bills taking Watkins' return to practice 1 step at a time

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Fast as Sammy Watkins might be, the Buffalo Bills are taking it slow with their top receiver's return to practice.

Watkins was limited to mostly running sprints on a secondary field Tuesday under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano. The individual workout lasted about an hour and came a day after the third-year player showed off familiar - yet brief - glimpses of his breakaway speed and soft hands in making his much-anticipated debut 10 days into training camp.

Watkins had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot in April. Coach Rex Ryan says the plan is to ease Watkins back on the field to be ready for the regular season.

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Watkins says he' s fully on board with whatever the doctors order.


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