One of the competitors for a reserve role on the Chiefs’ offensive line will reportedly miss the first four games of the 2014 regular season.
The 25-year-old Watkins played three games for the Chiefs in 2013, making one start at left guard. He was a fifth-round pick of the Rams in 2012.
This is Watkins’ second suspension stemming from the substance-abuse policy. He was banned one game a season ago.