Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins in danger of missing matchup against Arizona

Nov 7, 2018, 12:45 PM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) scores a touchdown in front of Denver Broncos s...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) scores a touchdown in front of Denver Broncos safety Will Parks (34) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Coming off of a blowout victory over Cleveland, the Kansas City Chiefs may be without one of their key pieces in Sunday’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Former first-round pick Sammy Watkins missed practice on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day with a foot issue, according to Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star.

Watkins caught all five of his targets on Sunday for 62 receiving yards against the Browns secondary. NFL insider Ian Rappaport reported that Kansas City gave Watkins an MRI after Sunday’s contest, but suspects that his injury is “not serious.”

The 25-year-old is no stranger to the injury bug. Watkins has missed 12 games over the last three seasons and continuously battled through various injuries along the way.

Arizona needs any help it can get against the winningest team in the NFL. Kansas City is the first team to reach eight wins on the year, dominating all but one contest through nine weeks of the regular season.

The Cardinals had a bye week to rest and recover from the 18-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 28. Arizona has won two of its last four games, granted both wins came against the 49ers. If Watkins is sidelined for Sunday’s action, the Cardinals’ booming secondary will be able to focus on containing speedster Tyreek Hill.

Sunday’s meeting with the Chiefs will provide another opportunity for newly-appointed offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to showcase his new offense. Kansas City is allowing the second-most opponent yards per game at 427.4 and has allowed seven teams to score 20 or more points this season.

Arizona Cardinals

BJ Ojulari looks on at OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals questions post-NFL Draft: Who separates themselves at pass rusher?

The Arizona Cardinals' pass-rushing department is in need of someone firmly taking the reins within the outside linebackers room.

9 hours ago

Marvin Harrison Jr. poses after getting drafted by the Arizona Cardinals...

Tyler Drake

Marvin Harrison Jr. jerseys: Can Arizona Cardinals finally buy them?

Marvin Harrison Jr. signing his rookie contract simultaneously opened the door for Cardinals fans to secure the wide receiver's jersey.

1 day ago

Marvin Harrison Jr. catches a pass during Cardinals rookie minicamp...

Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals sign Marvin Harrison Jr. to 4-year contract

The Cardinals signed rookie wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. to a four-year contract that includes a fifth-year option on Thursday.

1 day ago

BJ Ojulari at OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Growth of Arizona Cardinals’ BJ Ojulari, Garrett Williams on display at OTAs

Second-year pros BJ Ojulari and Garrett Williams could be competing for significant roles for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.

1 day ago

Cardinals leadership and mental health awareness discussion...

Tyler Drake

Leading the right way: Cardinals, Jonathan Gannon host high school coaches for panel on uplifting athletes

A handful of Arizona Cardinals made time out of their day to discuss the value of the leadership with local high school coaches on Tuesday.

2 days ago

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at L...

Character Counts

Kyler Murray makes championship match of charity chess tournament

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray doesn't mind some chess in his spare time and he elevated that hobby on Wednesday.

2 days ago

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins in danger of missing matchup against Arizona