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Bills' Sammy Watkins will be 'full go' for Friday practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins confirmed Tuesday that he'll be a full participant when the Bills open training camp with a practice on Friday morning.

Watkins underwent hip surgery early in the offseason and was held out of live action until minicamp in June.

"I'll definitely be ready to practice," said Watkins, who was speaking during his football camp at Erie Community College. "I'll be full go. I'll be prepared to go out there and make plays."

Watkins was one of five players who missed practice time this spring because of offseason surgeries. The status of the others -- cornerbacks Leodis McKelvin and Stephon Gilmore, guard Chris Williams and safety Aaron Williams -- remains unclear. There is a possibility that one or more of those players could begin training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list.

Bills players can move in to St. John Fisher College voluntarily Wednesday and must report by Thursday. Their first practice of training camp will be Friday at 10 a.m. and cannot be held in full pads because of NFL rules.