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Sean McDermott says Sammy Watkins' rehab is on schedule

INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills' offensive success or failure in 2017 will depend largely on what Sammy Watkins is able to provide.

The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver played in just eight games in 2016 because of a foot injury, finishing with 28 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns. Shortly after the season, he had a second surgery to repair a broken left foot.

New coach Sean McDermott told The Buffalo News on Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that Watkins' rehab is "on schedule."

"Sammy's an important part of our offense," McDermott said. "And you know, the important part of it, as you mentioned, is his health. He is on schedule. No setbacks. And so we're encouraged by his progress. He's working extremely hard, attacking the rehab process, and we look forward to working with him."

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