The Bucs re-signed Watford to the practice squad on Wednesday. They released offensive guard Nick Leverett from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
The team listed Watford among its inactives for the division round game against the Saints.
He has not played in a game this season.
Watford has appeared in 71 career games, making 25 starts. He entered the league as a fourth-round selection of the Cardinals in 2013.
He played four seasons in Arizona (2014-17) before spending one season each with the Browns (2018) and the Buccaneers (2019).