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Sammy Watkins looks set to make Buffalo Bills return

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It's honestly quite hard to say what the Buffalo Bills are going to be this season.

Despite making a solid enough start to the 2015 NFL season, there are still a lot of ifs, buts and maybes surrounding the Bills and whether or not they can be legitimate playoff contenders with Rex Ryan in his first year as head coach and perennial backup Tyrod Taylor in as their starting quarterback.

Watkins' Return

The 3-2 Bills could be set to get a very big boost, however, as star wide receiver Sammy Watkins expects to make his return to the field as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in week six.


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Watkins practiced on Wednesday and said after the session that he plans to be in the lineup against the Bengals this weekend. It seems like the Bills coaches are desperate to get the former Clemson star back on the field, judging by his comments.

“I understand the presence of me on the field,” Watkins said, according to Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News.

Make Defenses Work

“I feel like the offense has been basic without me out there… Defenses have been having their way with just stacking the box with the run game… I think I’m going to open a lot of things up,” he went on to add.

At a time when the Bills are struggling badly on offense thanks to injuries, the news that Watkins could make his comeback would be a massive uplift to the franchise.

QB Injury Saga

It's still unknown who will be throwing the ball to Watkins on Sunday, with the aforementioned Taylor struggling with a couple of knocks and just generally being "banged up".

The Bengals are planning to face EJ Manuel but Rex Ryan has hinted that Tyrod, a contender for breakout player of the year, could still get the start.

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