Bills officially decline to pick up Samm from Melissa Underwood's blog

The Buffalo Bills made a controversial decision Tuesday when they officially decided not to pick up wide receiver Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option on his rookie contract.Though the news was expected, it's a stunning revelation considering the Chris Jones Jersey Billstraded their ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft along with their first- and fourth-round selections in 2015 to move up five spots to get Watkins.Watkins, still just 23 years old, is a 6-1, 211-pound former Clemosn star that has battled a litany of injuries throughout his first three seasons in the NFL.After hauling in 60 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015, Watkins Anthony Brown Jersey played just eight games last season, which forced his production to drop off dramatically."Sammy and I have had good conversations about this decision," Bills coach Sean McDermott said in a statement."There is no question Sammy is a very good football player and has worked very hard during his rehab this offseason. We look forward to having a healthy Sammy Sean Lee Jersey on the field in 2017."The Bills spent a second-round pick in this year's draft on record-setting former East Carolina wideout Zay Jones. Jones has a frame and skillset similar toWatkins, so Buffalo may have found their former first-round pick expendable.Buffalo will still have the opportunity to re-sign Watkins or stick the franchise tag on him after the 2017 season. Jeremy Mincey Jersey If the Bills opt not to do those things, he will become a free agent.

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