So much for a dress rehearsal.
The Buffalo Bills will be without one of their biggest contributors in Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team announced via its official Twitter page that rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins (ribs) will not suit up for the team's third preseason contest.
Watkins suffered a rib injury last week during a preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the No. 4 overall pick in May's draft merely suffered a bruise and will be fine, but it's clear the Bills aren't in a rush to get Watkins back on the field.