If Watkins has to miss Week 15 against Washington, Reagor likely moves into the team's WR2 role with Ward also possibly seeing more targets. This is a big game for both the Eagles and Washington who sit at 6-7 and are battling for the final wild card berth in the NFC. Watkins is more of a big-play, boom-or-bust deep threat for the Birds.
Petersen said he didn't see this coming, and doubts Fulgham clears waivers so the Eagles can keep him on the practice squad. Fulgham flashed for a couple of weeks last year, but pretty much vanished with the return of Alshon Jeffery. He never really was able to find that form again. It's likely good news for Ward, Hightower and maybe even Arcega-Whiteside.
"Quez Watkins. Quez is having an awesome camp, making plays down the field. He's been consistent. He's been working hard on and off the field. I'm going to keep working him and helping him reach his potential," said Eagles DB Darius Slay.
Slay isn't the only one who has praised Watkins as of late, the beat writers are noticing too. A recent story by NBC Sports Philly said, "Watkins has been the best overall receiver at Eagles training camp this summer and just had a tremendous night in front of nearly 26,000 Eagles fans on Sunday at the Linc." The only real lock at WR is Smith for the Eagles, who is still trying to find his way back on the practice field. So, it's easy to think Watkins will get a chance to make contributions if he keeps up this pace.
Source confirms #Eagles LB Alex Singleton, WR Greg Ward and RB Boston Scott have been tendered as exclusive rights free agents.
@Jason_OTC had it first. As ERFAs, Scott, Ward and Singleton can only negotiate with the Eagles.
Both players can only negotiate with the Eagles moving forward. Scott and Ward have been asked to fill in as leads at their respective positions, but neither has shown full-on starter numbers. With a new coaching regime in town, it's tough to tell what their usage will be like in 2021.