Watts had one tackle and played 17 snaps in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati. Watts is a reserve nose tackle and may not get much playing time as long as Michael Pierce and Dalvin Tomlinson stay healthy.
Watts (ankle) is not on the inactives list for Friday's game against the Saints. Watts had been listed as questionable after logging a DNP and two limited practice sessions this week, but he will give it a go against the Saints on Christmas Day.
Watts was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports. Watts was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday but can now rejoin his teammates at practice. The 2019 sixth-rounder will steer his focus on competing for reps with Jaleel Johnson after long-time starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed with the Chargers this offseason.
The Vikings placed Watts (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. A 2019 sixth-round pick, Watts appeared in seven regular-season games as a rookie for Minnesota. He'll now need to gain full clearance before rejoining teammates at practice, having either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who did.
Watts (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The rookie sixth-round pick played in seven games this season, and he averaged 10.9 defensive snaps per contest en route to 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Watts will be out for the playoffs, and the Vikings signed Eddie Yarbrough off the Bills' practice squad to add depth on their defensive front.
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