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Bills rookie Sammy Watkins leaves with rib injury

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left, makes a catch past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during a combined NFL football training camp session in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Photo:

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left, makes a catch past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during a combined NFL football training camp session in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter due to a rib injury and will not return.

Watkins, the fourth overall pick in the draft, walked off the field clutching his side during Buffalo's initial drive of the game after Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier went over his back during a pass play. Watkins spent a few minutes on the sideline before being taken to the locker room.

Watkins sparkled in Buffalo's joint workouts with the Steelers during the week, routinely getting the better of whomever Pittsburgh lined up to cover him during drills.

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