Bucs Lose WR To Chiefs

It was an extended shot that vast receiver Juston Watson was going to be again on the Bucs roster subsequent 12 months. Now, it’s a digital certainty he’ll be elsewhere. Following a exercise in Kansas Metropolis, Watson is signing a one-year cope with the Chiefs. The four-year receiver completed the 2021 season on the Bucs observe squad.

Amazingly, Watson was truly competing with Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson for the No. 3 vast receiver spot in 2020. Heading into coaching camp, Watson was even seen as the favourite by some. The previous day three draft decide performed quite a bit over the primary quarter of the season, however shortly took a backseat within the Bucs’ offense. When Antonio Brown arrived in Week 8, Watson misplaced all taking part in time.

Over 4 years, the Penn product managed simply 23 catches for 258 yards and two touchdowns. Watson by no means blossomed on offense, however did turn out to be a standout particular teamer. In 2020, Watson led the Bucs in particular groups tackles. Famously, Watson registered a particular groups sack when he tackled a punter after a botched snap. He was anticipated to retain his function in 2021, however catastrophe struck. In July, it was introduced that Watson would wish knee surgical procedure and miss a lot of the season.

The receiver did return earlier than the top of the season, however performed simply 19 particular group snaps. Watson handled different nagging accidents, earlier than being waived and returning to the observe squad. Now, he’ll compete in Kansas Metropolis to maintain his NFL profession alive.


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