- 2017 NFL DRAFT
▹ Best and most worrisome picks
▹ Five Teams that improved the most
▹ Day 2 winners and losers
▹ Most intriguing pick of Round 1
▹ Day 1 winners and losers
▹ QB frenzy shakes up Round 1
▹ Draft Do-overs:
▸ 2008 | 2011 | 2014 | 2015
- MARSHAWN LYNCH TRADE
▹ Lynch, Raiders poised for run
▹ Raiders boast NFL's best offense?
The first-year coach told reporters Thursday, "Sammy is a good player. He's in a good spot. He's attacking the rehab. We have to continue to evaluate."
In a bubble, McDermott's no-answer answer would not be worthy of six more speculative paragraphs. But with a deadline looming and a week of up-close evaluation under his belt, the coach's indecision might spell a bad sign for Watkins' future with the team.
Couple McDermott's response with last weekend's report that the Bills were hesitant to pick up the oft-injured wideout's option of the 2018 season, and you have yourself a situation brewing in Orchard Park.
If that ends up being the case, the Bills will shell out around $13 million in 2018, more than double what the receiver is earning in 2017. If the Bills pass on the option, the team can offer a more cap-friendly extension during the season or, if Watkins' injuries continue to hinder his game, let the receiver walk into free agency.