Gehlken adds that this is likely the best thing for Watt, as he underwent a knee scoped this spring.
Players placed on the active/PUP list can return to practice once activated. However, if they remain on PUP list to start the regular season, they would miss at least the first six weeks.
Watt, 25, was taken in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Chargers. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2,816,640 rookie contract and stands to make base salaries of $600,000 (2016) and $690,000 (2017) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2015, Watt appeared in five games and played a total of 184 snaps for the Chargers.