Bills WR Sammy Watkins suffers broken foot

Discouraging injury news keeps coming for the Buffalo Bills.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins has suffered a broken foot, the team confirmed Monday. Watkins had a screw inserted into his foot, according to multiple reports, and is targeting a return by the start of the regular season.

Watkins led the Bills with 60 catches for 1,047 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games last season. The former No. 4 overall pick missed time with ankle and calf injuries in 2015.

The Bills’ offense would take a serious hit if its No. 1 receiver is sidelined during the regular season. Buffalo ranked just No. 28 in passing offense last season and averaged the second-fewest attempts per game.

Earlier Monday, the Bills announced first-round pick Shaq Lawson will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday.

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