The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they’ve placed WR Sammy Watkins on injured reserve with a foot injury.
The #Bills have placed WR Sammy Watkins on Injured Reserve, putting him on the shelf for at least 8 weeks. They claimed Justin Hunter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2016
Rex Ryan told reporters on Friday that there is “major concern” that Watkins’ foot injury is a long-term issue, so surgery could be an option for him.
Watkins has been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired foot.
Watkins will be forced to miss the next eight weeks before he can be activated. He’ll be eligible to return on November 11 and can play as soon as November 27 against the Jaguars.