Watkins (knee) is in contention for the starting free safety job, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins suffered a torn ACL during the 2018 preseason, but he's expected to be back to full health for the start of the team's offseason program. Rayshawn Jenkins likely has a leg up on the starting spot if only because he was able to play last season, but Watkins was pushing Jahleel Addae, who has since been released, for more playing time before suffering the untimely injury.
Watkins tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the entire campaign. The Chargers will retain the 26-year-old and likely test him out in a special-teams role since their secondary is strong already. It's yet to be determined whether Watkins will be ready for the offseason program.
Watkins suffered a torn ACL on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Following this diagnosis, Watkins was officially placed on injured reserve as well Sunday, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio. It's a disappointing outcome for Watkins, who was in the process of battling for a spot on the Chargers' final roster this preseason.
Watkins (knee) is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday, Jack Wang of The Press-Enterprise reports.
Watkins is battling for snaps with the Chargers, but he'll likely settle for a special teams role if he makes the 53-man roster. A serious injury would derail those plans altogether, though. The results of his evaluation should be available in the next day or two.
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