He says he'll be back soon but can't define soon. He lines up for routes during OTAs but does not run them.
"Mentally, I've got to get my reps," Watkins said Wednesday, via The Buffalo News. "I'm behind. I'm not there every day with the guys running routes. So, mentally, I've got to watch the defense, the coverages, watch how things move because I'm going to be coming back soon. And everything's got to be fast and I've got to pick it up."
While the general consensus is that Watkins will be back for training camp, Ryan and Co. will be anxiously waiting to see him turn it loose for the first time.
But they need to make sure he's fully healthy first.