The Bills were playing good injury cop, bad injury cop after practice on Thursday.
Sammy Watkins did practice after leaving Wednesday’s workout early because of a sore foot.
Rex Ryan anticipates he’ll play Sunday.
“Sammy did a lot today,” Ryan said. “The plan is for him to go Sunday despite a major setback.”
Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn painted a much darker picture of Watkins’ health during his weekly Thursday visit with media.
Lynn says Watkins’ foot is still broken. He can play, but it’s a “pain tolerance” thing.
“He is still not 100 percent,” Lynn added.
Lynn also called Watkins “tough as hell” and said he’s happy with anything he can give to the Bills.
The rest of the receiver group is not in good shape.
Ryan said it doesn’t look good for Robert Woods or Percy Harvin to play in Oakland Sunday and Marquise Goodwin had to leave practice Thursday with a wrist injury.
On the defensive side, rookie Kevon Seymour was taking first team reps at cornerback while Ronald Darby remains in concussion protocol.
Ryan noted it was difficult to expect a player back in less than one week after suffering a concussion.