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Sammy Watkins up for Week 8 NFL Rookie of the Week


In what seems to be turning into a weekly trend, WR Sammy Watkins is once again up for NFL Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Fans can vote online for one of five players through Friday at 3 p.m. ET to determine the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks, and Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant were the other standout rookies named as finalists.

Watkins led Buffalo with 157 yards, a high among all AFC receivers, and a touchdown on just three catches in a blowout 43-23 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium in Week 8.

The first-year Clemson product and reigning Week 7 NFL Rookie of the Week established a team record with 52.3 yards per reception, and became the first wideout in team history to post back-to-back 100 yard outings (122 yards vs. Vikings 10/19/14).

On his first day in Buffalo after being picked 4th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Bills, Sammy Watkins got a look around One Bills Drive and met his coaches, Bills personnel and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas.

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