WR Quez Watkins among two Eagles on Reserve/COVID-19 list

Posted on December 13, 2021

On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have placed two players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Among them are wide receiver Quez Watkins and running back Jason Huntley.

Huntley has spent the entirety of the 2021 season on the practice squad. Before coming to Philadelphia, the Detroit Lions selected him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played five games for the Eagles, rushing five times for 19 yards.

Watkins was also selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Philadelphia chose him in the sixth round, establishing himself early on in the 2021 season. Though the Eagles’ pass game has decreased in recent weeks, Watkins has 31 catches for 491 yards. Three of his catches are 40+ yards, including a 91-yard catch against the San Francisco 49ers — the fifth-longest reception in franchise history.

The Eagles have not made any roster moves yet to fill Watkins’ spot, and it’s unlikely they will do so. Wide receivers DeVonta Smith and Greg Ward should have prominent roles, as controversy remains over Jalen Reagor (and his continued dropped balls).

Philadelphia is now coming off their bye week as they prepare for Week 15 against the Washington Football Team. The game is Sunday, December 19 at 1 PM at Lincoln Financial Field. A win for the Eagles would allow them to stay in playoff contention.

Alicia Andaloro Avatar
Written by
Alicia Andaloro

Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

View all posts by Alicia Andaloro