Sammy Watkins returns to practice, does not participate in team drills

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Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins returned to practice Tuesday, but did not participate in team drills, reports ESPN's Mike Rodak

Watkins left the Bills' third preseason game with a rib injury and did not practice with the team Monday. He underwent X-rays on his ribs, but the team did not release the results, and coach Doug Marrone would not give a timetable for Watkins' return. 

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Rodak also reported that Watkins did not run routes in non-contact drills. 

Watkins has three catches for 21 yards in three preseason games. 

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