Jaylen Watkins was in the midst of an spectacular education camp and preseason ahead of suffering an ACL harm in the team’s 2nd exhibition activity versus the Seattle Seahawks. He was subsequently dropped for the calendar year, but Basic Supervisor Tom Telesco disclosed right after the year that the team experienced many ideas on how they’d utilize the functional defensive back.
“He was sort of going to be a nickel corner, a little little bit of a basic safety,” he reported. “We did not have him on the field long adequate to see just what his position was going to be.”
The Chargers will now get that opportunity as the team formally re-signed Watkins on Monday.
Watkins initially entered the NFL as a fourth-spherical select (101st all round) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft. He appeared in 36 games with five starts off around 4 seasons, totaling 56 tackles with 8 passes defensed although building a major impact on distinctive teams.
The 5-11, 194-pound defensive back emerged as a important member of the Eagles secondary all through his remaining two decades in Philadelphia, showing in 28 games with five starts off although totaling 49 tackles and 3 passes defensed. Watkins suited up in all 3 postseason games for the Eagles all through his remaining year with the team, together with their 41-33 victory around the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.