Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Watkins questionable with bruised ribs

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is day to day after tests confirmed a diagnosis of bruised ribs, the Associated Press reported Monday.

The team has not provided an update on the first-round draft pick since Watkins was hurt in a 19-16 preseason loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Coach Doug Marrone would only say Watkins would not practice.

"He's not practicing (Monday), and I'll be ready to practice without him," Marrone said. "He's not out there, and when he comes back, I don't know."

Watkins' agent Tory Dandy told the Associated Press that the injury is "just a bruise." Watkins left the field holding his left side where he was kneed by linebacker Ryan Shazier during a pass play.

The No. 4 overall pick in last June's draft spent part of practice riding a stationary bike on the sideline. The team has not determined if Watkins will be cleared to play against the Bucs in Buffalo on Saturday.

Lackluster Manziel exchanges insults

LANDOVER, Md. — Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire — a middle finger apparently aimed at the opponents' bench — in the Browns' 24-23 loss to the Redskins. Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick in the draft, completed 7 of 16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Starter Brian Hoyer went 2 for 6 for 16 yards. Browns coach Mike Pettine has said he plans to announce his regular-season starter today. Manziel was mocked by Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, who raised both hands and performed the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's "money" gesture after a sack by teammate Ryan Kerrigan in the first half. Manziel appeared to have a message of his own, raising the middle finger of his right hand as he jogged away from the Washington sideline in the third quarter.

Cards' Dockett tears ACL, out for season

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tore the ACL in his right knee during practice and will undergo season-ending surgery. The team says the extent of the injury was revealed in an MRI on Monday. Dockett, 33, was carted off the field after running a team drill. The former FSU standout has missed two games in 11 seasons with the Cardinals.

CHIEFS: Running back Jamaal Charles bruised his foot last week moving a box out of his training camp dorm in St. Joseph, Mo. Coach Andy Reid didn't say whether Charles will practice this week.

JAGUARS: Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles took snaps with the first team offense in practice. Chad Henne had taken all of the previous first-team snaps.

PATRIOTS: Tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in contact drills for the first time since his knee surgery in January. Gronkowski tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on Dec. 8.

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