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Jerry Hughes: 'We knew all week' Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins would play

11/9/2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs:

In the know: The Bills listed wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) and running back Fred Jackson (groin) as questionable on their injury report, and both players -- as well as coach Doug Marrone -- maintained during the week that their statuses for Sunday's game were up in the air. Defensive end Jerry Hughes, however, told a different story after the game. "We knew all week," Hughes said when asked if Watkins and Jackson would play. Neither player took part in a pregame workout on the stadium field with trainers. Watkins went through a normal warm-up routine with his fellow receivers.

Correct call? As for the false start penalty called against Seantrel Henderson on a fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter, Marrone simply stated, "They said it came in from New York that it was a good call."

The NFL has members of its officiating department in New York City and observers in the press box, so the flag was reviewed quickly and determined to be correct. Marrone was not willing to say after the game if he was planning on running a play before Henderson was flagged or if he was simply trying to draw the Chiefs offside.

Injuries: Defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee) and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs) were both injured in Sunday's game. Wynn's injury appeared to be more serious; he was wearing a sleeve around his right leg in the locker room and moving gingerly.