Rapoport noted Watkins had been dealing with “pain in his foot” four days ago following the Chiefs’ game against the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs held Watkins out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and he was limited on Friday.
It’s worth noting that Watkins’ 2018 foot injury has nothing to do with his injury from 2016, when the Buffalo Bills had to place him IR and he was limited to just eight games. Andy Reid confirmed that on Friday.
If there were ever a game for Watkins to miss, it’s this one against the Cardinals, who are 2-6. The Chiefs will need Watkins when they take on the Los Angeles Rams, who are 8-1, next Monday night.
The next man up for the Chiefs against the Cardinals Sunday is Chris Conley, who will slide into Watkins’ position on offense.
Conley has 14 receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns on the season.