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Austin Watkins: Let go by Tampa Bay
Watkins was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Watkins was cut from Tampa Bay's roster to help get the team under the 90-player limit after he signed a reserve/future contract on Jan. 31. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound wideout out of UAB has yet to make his NFL debut and likely will look for a new team in need of big-bodied receiver to add depth this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Austin Watkins: Inks futures deal
Watkins signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Watkins was with the 49ers in training camp before being let go at roster cutdowns while dealing with an injury, though he eventually rejoined the team for a three-week stint on the practice squad in November. The rookie UDFA out of UAB will attempt to take advantage of Tampa Bay's offseason program to potentially make his NFL debut in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Austin Watkins: Joins San Fran practice squad
Watkins was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins started the season on the 49ers' injured reserve and was later released with an injury settlement. The receiver then had a workout with the Bengals in October but he didn't end up joining Cincinnati. Now back with the 49ers, Watkins will fall back into his depth role at wide receiver.... See More ... See Less
Austin Watkins: Tries out in Cincy
Watkins (foot) had a workout with the Bengals on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Watkins landed on injured reserve during camp with the 49ers before being let go with an injury settlement, and he's still looking to latch on with a new team. The rookie UDFA out of UAB is looking to make his NFL debut.... See More ... See Less
Austin Watkins: Receives injury settlement
Watkins (foot) reached an injury settlement with the 49ers on Wednesday and was waived off injured reserve, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins was placed on injured reserve with a broken foot last week, and he'll now head to free agency due to the injury settlement. His initial recovery timeline was 6-to-8 weeks, so he likely won't be fully healthy until at least early October.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Austin Watkins: IR bound
The 49ers are placing Watkins (foot) on injured reserve, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins is expected to be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks with a broken foot. He will now either spend the remainder of the season on IR or come to terms on an injury settlement with the team once his health is up to par.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Austin Watkins: Out 6-8 weeks with broken foot
Watkins broke his foot in Saturday's preseason opener and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, NIck Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
The injury is believed to have happened early in the game against the Chiefs but was only discovered after the game ended. Given all the players ahead of him on the depth chart, this injury will likely end Watkins' long-shot bid at securing a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs|
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