One day after being released by the Green Bay Packers, Sammy Watkins already has a new home. And he’s one he’s already familiar with.
The Baltimore Ravens, the team he played for last season, reclaimed Watkins on Tuesday.
The South Fort Myers High grad played in 13 games for Baltimore, recording 27 catches on 49 targets for 394 yards and one touchdown in 13 games last season.
NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported that Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay may have suffered a serious foot injury during practice Tuesday, giving Baltimore a need at the position.
Watkins, who signed a one-year contract to join the Packers, caught 13 passes for 206 yards and zero touchdowns in nine games in 2022. A hamstring injury in Week 2 forced the 29-year-old to miss four games on injured reserve.
He played 11 total snaps in the last two games and hadn’t caught a pass since Week 10 before his release Monday.
In his first eight NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens, Watkins had 348 receptions for 5,059 yards (14.5 average) and 34 touchdowns.
Plagued by injuries, he hasn’t eclipsed 40 receptions for 500-plus receiving yards since the 2019 season. He has missed at least two games in seven of his nine NFL seasons and missed 17 games with thigh, calf, and calf injuries. , hamstring and foot in the previous four years.
This article originally appeared on the Fort Myers News-Press: Baltimore Ravens claim Sammy Watkins after Monday’s release by Green Bay