Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will have surgery on his broken left foot for a second straight offseason, two sources have informed me.
Watkins told reporters after Sunday's season finale at the Meadowlands he was leaning toward not having another procedure, but he left open the possibility after conferring with the Bills' medical staff Monday in Orchard Park.
The fourth overall draft choice in 2014 battled through the foot injury all season. He played only eight games, catching 28 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns, all career-lows.
"First of all I think, just being in the best shape," Watkins said Sunday of his offseason objectives, "getting on that track, being in track shape ... so when it's the fourth quarter, I can keep pushing through. Building my body up to take blows. Stuff like that.
"I didn't have the time to do that. So I was just always either getting popped up or hurt, injured here, never had an offseason. I think that's one of the biggest things. You've got to have a nice offseason and get as much work in as you can."
Watkins did not speak with reporters Monday as players cleaned out their lockers.
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