It was just a matter of time for Watkins, who passed his obligatory conditioning test in July after breaking a small bone in his foot this offseason. Dareus missed the first week of camp with an undisclosed injury after undergoing January foot surgery, while Williams was recovering from last November's meniscus operation.
If you're a team in the AFC East -- tasked with toppling the Patriots -- everything must go right from September through January. There is zero margin for devastating injuries and drama. The Bills need Watkins, Dareus and Williams to stay healthy and make plays from wire to wire for any shot at the division.
Here are some other injuries we've been monitoring Monday:
- Bills coach Rex Ryan said he doesn't have an update on rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland, who was slated to receive a second opinion on his knee today, due to too much swelling. Ryan added left tackle Cordy Glenn has suffered a high-ankle sprain, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Rapoport adds though there doesn't seem to be any structural damage, Glenn will likely be sidelined for the preseaon. Also, Richie Incognito left practice early due to sore ribs.