Sammy Watkins active for Bills

August, 28, 2014
Aug 28
6:05
PM ET
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is active for Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.

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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.

Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Corey Graham, as well as tight end Scott Chandler, are inactive for unknown reasons. All three players practiced earlier this week.

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.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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