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Sammy Watkins active for Bills vs. Chiefs

Despite missing practice earlier in the week with a groin injury, Watkins will play Sunday.

Al Bello

Buffalo rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins is active for the Bills' Week 10 home game against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing time in practice earlier in the week with a groin injury, according to Ian Rapoport on NFL Network's GameDay Morning.

Having Watkins in the lineup is a big positive for the Buffalo offense, which has found new life with quarterback Kyle Orton. In the two games before a Week 9 bye, Watkins had his two best performances, racking up 12 receptions for 279 yards and three touchdowns in matchups against the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.

He'll have a tough test in his attempt to keep that hot streak going against the Chiefs, who enter with the NFL's top-ranked pass defense. No team has allowed less passing yardage and only three players have managed to eclipse 100 yards receiving against the Kansas City secondary.

Watkins, selected fourth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, started each of the first eight games of the season for the Bills and leads the team in all receiving categories with 38 receptions for 590 yards and five touchdowns. He leads all rookies in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.