"I think I'm ready to play," said Watkins, per the team's official website. "For the most part it's just about getting mentally and physically prepared for this game and enduring some physical battles. So I think I'm in shape. I'm ready to go."
Watkins told reporters that he no longer thinks about his surgically repaired hip, either, saying that he "cleared that hurdle," while adding: "The coaches and staff have done a good job of just getting me in shape and now it's just about really grinding and having fun playing through the whole game."
One of our no-brainer "Making the Leap" candidates, Watkins reeled off four 100-yard games last season despite a string of injuries and Kyle Orton under center. The Bills desperately need their second-year star wideout to shed the health issues and post a monster season for a squad with playoff aspirations.