ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins participated in a single 11-on-11 play during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, the first time reporters have watched the second-year player in live action this offseason.
"Not only is he a great kid and a great player, his upside is so upside it's upside." Andre Reed on Sammy Watkins
Watkins, who underwent hip surgery early this offseason, caught a screen pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor on his lone rep.
"He looked good," coach Rex Ryan said. "He's getting close. He's right where we want him to be. And like we've always said, by training camp we expect him to be ready to roll."
Former Bills receiver Andre Reed, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, began a summerlong minority coaching internship with the team Tuesday and had high praise for Watkins.
"Not only is he a great kid and a great player, his upside is so upside it's upside," Reed said. "We just got to give him the ball, that's just the bottom line. ... Today, we really talked a lot about some stuff. And I told him that's what I'm here for. I told him I'm here to get you to the next level and whatever you need to do, let's get it done."