Watkins was placed on injured reserve prior to their Week 4 win over the Patriots with a foot injury. Though the talented wideout is eligible to return to practice, Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday he's not quite there. Trainers haven't cleared him yet.
"Sammy feels fantastic but we're gonna be smart with this and we'll do what's best for him, obviously," Ryan said during his news conference.
"Until all our medical people are on board with him coming back out there on the field, then we're not gonna practice him. But when that time occurs and hopefully that will occur soon, then he'll be back out there."
The earliest Watkins could play in a game is on Nov. 27 against the Jaguars.