According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, veteran safety Jaylen Watkins suffered a torn ACL in this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. If further tests prove this to be accurate, Watkins will miss the entire regular season.
#Chargers S Jaylen Watkins suffered a torn ACL last night based on the initial tests, source said. Tough loss for LAC, as Watkins was having a strong preseason and started for them last night.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2018
As Rapoport noted, the former Florida star and Philadelphia Eagles fourth-round pick was having himself a solid camp as he transitioned from cornerback to safety.
It’s a further blow to the depth of one of the NFL’s best secondaries, especially given the injury to the above-mentioned Verrett.
Watkins, 26, appeared in 28 games for Philadelphia over the past two seasons, recording 47 tackles and three passes defended.