COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to conditions with protection Jaylen Watkins on a a person-year deal, retaining him in the fold for the 2019 year, sources verified to ESPN on Saturday.
The NFL Community to start with reported the news.
A feasible candidate to generate a beginning career at free of charge protection past year, Watkins suffered a torn ACL all through a preseason video game towards the Seattle Seahawks when teammate Melvin Ingram fell on his right leg.
Watkins, 27, who had signed a a person-year deal with the Chargers prior to past year, invested the full year on wounded reserve.
“He was sort of heading to be a nickel corner, a tiny bit of a protection,” Chargers basic manager Tom Telesco explained all through his conclude-of-the-year news meeting past month about Watkins. “We didn’t have him on the discipline lengthy plenty of to see accurately what his part was heading to be.”
A fourth-round variety by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 draft, Watkins completed with 56 mixed tackles, 8 go breakups and no interceptions in four yrs with Philly.