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Bills' Watkins to miss next two days of practice

The Buffalo Bills got to see their prized rookie possession on the field for the first time with all the rest of the roster on Wednesday with the start of Organized Team Activities. Unfortunately for them, they'll have to wait until next Monday to see first-round pick and wide receiver Sammy Watkins on the field working with his teammates.

Watkins is going to miss the next two days of practice to be part of a yearly event for first-year players.

"It’ll be a little tough, we’ve got the rookie premiere coming up on Thursday and Friday, so Sammy won’t be here for those two days," head coach Doug Marrone informed the media. "Obviously he is excused."

The rookie premiere is the NFLPA's annual event where they have some of the top rookies from the current year's draft class all fly into one place to learn what the press release calls, "the business of football." Watkins will be one of 35 first-year players in attendance at the rookie premiere in Los Angeles. The event starts Thursday and goes through Saturday.

One player from every team is in attendance, and Watkins will be joined by Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, Oakland's Khalil Mack and Cleveland's Johnny Manziel among others. The group will hear from both active and retired NFL player over the next three days.

Watkins will likely return to Buffalo at the conclusion of the event and be back in time for Buffalo's fourth day of OTAs on Monday.


**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

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