Watson is considered day-to-day due to a leg injury, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. The exact nature of Watson's injury remains undisclosed, but it appears minor. The veteran linebacker projects to contribute on special teams and provide depth for the Broncos in 2019.
Watson and a sixth-round pick were traded to the Broncos from the 49ers on Saturday for a fifth-round pick, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Watson played with the Broncos in 2016, amassing 17 tackles and a sack as a situational pass rusher and special teams ace, roles he figures to reprise in his second stint with Denver.
Watson (calf) will be placed on injured reserve, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. Watson will find himself on the injured reserve list for the second time this season after missing the 49ers' first eight games with a hamstring injury. Mark Nzeocha should see additional snaps at strongside linebacker with Watson out for the rest of the season.
Watson (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Seattle, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Watson appeared to suffer the calf injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game. In his absence, Mark Nzeocha could see an increased snap count.
Watson had three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday's blowout win over the Raiders. Watson spent the first eight games of the season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, but he returned to the field in a big way Thursday. The 30-year-old played 17 of 57 defensive snaps and added 14 more on special teams.
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