Mellinger clarifies that this timetable includes the three weeks Watkins has already missed, which means he’ll miss Sunday’s game and then be considered week-to-week.
Ian Rapoport adds that Watkins tried to go in practice yesterday and couldn’t because his foot isn’t quite. According to Rapoport, rest might be the only answer for Watkins, which means he may not be back until January.
This explains why the Chiefs moved quickly to sign WR Kelvin Benjamin shortly after he was released.
Watkins, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2014 after they traded up with the Rams to get him. Buffalo would later trade him to the Rams.
Watkins played out the final year of his four-year, $19.935 million rookie contract before agreeing to a three-year, $48 million deal that included $30 million guaranteed with the Chiefs this past March.
In 2018, Watkins has appeared in 10 games and caught 40 passes for 519 yards receiving and three touchdowns.