ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is active for Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.
Watkins injured his ribs in an Aug. 16 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and did not play in Saturday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even though Watkins is active, it's unclear how much -- if at all -- he will play Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills be without some of their starters in the game.
Starting left guard Chris Williams (lower back), tight ends Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Lee Smith (toe), cornerbacks Mario Butler (ankle) and Bobby Felder (groin), and safety Jonathan Meeks (neck) round out the Bills' inactives.