The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver missed the media portion of Friday's walkthrough, per the team's official website. The team later announced Watkins is questionable for Week 3's game, and added he will be a game-time decision.
Watkins didn't take part in practices all week. That the slew of missed practices came after having an extended time off following last week's Thursday night loss adds to the worry.
"Odds probably not real good that he plays," Bills coach Rex Ryan said. "If he feels good and (is) up to it he will. Don't officially count him out."
Ryan added that Watkins had his foot stepped on during a walkthrough. "That didn't help, but he feels better today than he did yesterday."
The anxiety level leaps forward as we head into the weekend.
Watkins has been dealing with a foot injury after offseason surgery. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that the wideout would likely be dealing with pain management for the rest of the season.
If Watkins sits, it's a big blow to Tyrod Taylor's passing game. Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin would become the No. 1 and No. 2 receiver options. Charles Clay likely becomes Taylor's favorite target if Watkins can't go.
With new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn taking over, we expected a more run-heavy approach. If Watkins can't play versus the Cards, an even larger dose of LeSean McCoy will be needed.