The Los Angeles Chargers added another playmaker to an already formidable secondary on Friday as they agreed to terms with DB Jaylen Watkins on a one-year deal.
A fourth-round selection (101st overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft, Watkins boasts impressive versatility to play either safety or cornerback. The 5-11, 194-pounder has appeared in 36 games with five starts over four seasons, totaling 56 tackles with eight passes defensed. He's also been a solid contributor on special teams over the years.
After seeing sporadic playing time his first two seasons, including a short stint on the Buffalo Bills' practice squad before being re-signed by the Eagles, Watkins became a valuable member of Philadelphia's defense the last two seasons. Since 2016, he's appeared in 28 games with five starts while totaling 49 tackles and three passes defensed. Watkins suited up in all three postseason games for the Eagles last season, including their 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.