Report: Sammy Watkins to miss 4-6 weeks

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No one thinks, or no one should think, that Kelvin Benjamin is any kind of replacement for Sammy Watkins.

But the Chiefs are going to need a replacement for Sammy Watkins for the next month.

According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs wide receiver is going to miss the next four to six weeks.

Watkins has missed the last two games with a foot injury, and tried to practice this week. The fact they brought in another receiver suggests that it clearly did not go well.

Barring the weirdest collapse ever, the Chiefs are going to make the playoffs — they can clinch this weekend — so Watkins has some time before the games become truly meaningful.

The Chiefs have plenty of weapons, but after cutting running back Kareem Hunt last week, it’s one more absence they have to cover for.

20 responses to “Report: Sammy Watkins to miss 4-6 weeks

  1. For whatever reason the Rams gave this guy a three-year contract for $48M with $30M guaranteed. For that they have gotten ~40 catches per year. That’s a lot of money for a guy who produces like a #3 WR.

  2. Everyone that’s commenting on this is too fragile to play in the NFL. With that being said, you can’t help your body breaking down, even if you take the preventative measures.

  3. As a Bills fan who has seen both players many times Sammy is an amazing athlete with great hands and when healthy is nearly uncover-able with his break away speed….Benjamin, on the other hand is very slow to the point that a nose tackle could cover him, has hands like concrete and couldnt run a route correctly if his life depended on it…..good luck with that replacement….

  4. Not many arrows pointing up for the Chiefs right now. If they lose one more game, they may lose home field advantage. If they lose to the Chargers, they may lose both the division and first-round bye. Going to be an interesting December for them.

  5. As a Rams fan, I have to admit that I’m glad Sammy Watkins is no longer a Ram. But his injury isn’t good news for anyone.

    People outside of the US like to call NFL players weak and inferior because NFL players wear pads. They’re clueless about the muscle mass of NFL players, the speed of NFL players, and the intensity of the force of the collisions.

  6. Sammy keeps having probs with his feet and ankles because the Bills kept bringing him back to early. Most teams these days just try to rush the players back instead of letting them heal.

  7. The Bears should trade Kevin White to them for a third rounder. He’s been inactive for them and maybe a change of scenery could do good for him. A win/win for both teams.

  8. Don’t need him to beat almost every team in the NFL. Yes, we’re all worried about the Chargers. lol

  9. kevpft says:
    December 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    Not many arrows pointing up for the Chiefs right now. If they lose one more game, they may lose home field advantage. If they lose to the Chargers, they may lose both the division and first-round bye. Going to be an interesting December for them.
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    Chiefs have been bucking the predictions all season long. They weren’t picked by anyone outside of their own team or their fans, to be leading the AFC let alone their own division at this date.

    The Sooper Chargers were the darlings picked to win the AFC West running away with it, and the Raiders were going to give them the push this year.

    KC’s not had Eric Berry all season, Dan Sorensen for over half the season, they lost their starting right guard in the first quarter of the year, their starting center missed 6 games in the middle of the year. Watkins has missed more games than he’s played, their starting middle linebacker missed a few games and Justin Houston was missing in action for over 1/4th of the campaign.

    Hunt helped the team reach this point and now he’s gone for the rest of the year, but the talent dropoff at running back, though noticeable, won’t be a show stopper.

    Actually things are looking pretty good for the Chiefs. To be leading the division and the league with their win % speaks to their depth. By most metrics, they have the worst defense in the entire league and yet if the playoffs were held tomorrow, they’d have a bye and the road to the Super Bowl would roll through Arrowhead.

    Chiefs are in a great position with a loaded offense, a recovering defense and arguably the best special teams in the entire league.

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