Sammy Watkins, a former NFL first-round receiver, didn’t make it long on the waiver wire. According to Tom Pelissero, NFL Network, Watkins was claimed by Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday.
The news comes one day later Watkins was cut Hours before the Green Bay Packers played on Monday Night Football, the Packers were visited by the Packers.
Watkins will be playing for the Ravens the second time he has played in his professional career. Last season, Watkins played in 13 games for the Ravens. He accumulated 394 yards and one touchdown from 27 catches.
These numbers were not met by Watkins in Green Bay. He had 13 catches and 206 yards with the Packers in nine games.
Ravens are dealing with another wide receiver injuries
Watkins may be able to play with the Ravens soon, even though he hasn’t yet practiced. Adam Schefter from ESPN reports that Devin Duvernay (Ravens wideout) injured his foot on Tuesday. He will now undergo tests.
Duvernay, 25, has 407 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns in this season. Duvernay was the Ravens’ number one receiver when he entered the season. Rashod Bateman was 2nd receiver, but he was pushed up to the depth chart after Bateman’s foot injury. Duvernay may miss some time because of his injury.
Watkins’ career was a success after he started with the Buffalo Bills. However, injuries have slowed his growth. He’s showed flashes of greatness since leaving Buffalo — Watkins scored 8 touchdowns with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 and caught 52 balls with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 — but hasn’t topped 1,000 receiving yards since 2015.