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.
Roster Move: Eagles have placed WR Quez Watkins and RB Jason Huntley on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/7eLxVyzI8n
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 13, 2021
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.