The Chiefs announced they have ruled out the wide receiver for Sunday against the Panthers as he continues to battle a hamstring injury. Watkins had initially been listed as questionable after being a limited participant in practice all week. Instead he’s out for the fourth consecutive week.
Watkins had gotten off to a strong start before the injury, leading the team in receiving in wins over the Texans and Ravens. His absence just hasn’t affected the Chiefs, who’ve won three games in a row and continued to score in bunches.
The league’s most loaded offense will welcome Watkins when he’s ready.
In other Chiefs news, tight end Travis Kelce was fined $12,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct for dunking the ball over the crossbar after scoring a touchdown last week against the Jets, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Also, Kansas City activated wide receiver Gehrig Dieter and guard Bryan Witzmann from practice squad
Here are other injuries and roster moves we’re tracking on Saturday: