While running straight ahead is a far cry from the cuts he'll need to perform and hits he'll take during an NFL game, it's a positive stride. The last time we heard from Watkins was late June, when he said he'd not been cleared for football activities, had not run in weeks and might not be on the field at all during training camp.
2022 NFL season: Five things to watch for in 49ers-Eagles in NFC Championship Game
NFL.com's Nick Shook breaks down five things to watch for when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Falcons name Ryan Nielsen as new defensive coordinator
The Atlanta Falcons on Friday named Ryan Nielsen as the team's new defensive coordinator.
2022 NFL season: Five things to watch for in Bengals-Chiefs in AFC Championship Game
NFL.com's Kevin Patra breaks down five things to watch for when the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Kanas City Chiefs in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
Championship Sunday injury report for 2022 NFL season
Here are the official injury designations for 49ers-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs on Championship Sunday.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol, won't participate in Pro Bowl Games
Tua Tagovailoa remains in the league's concussion protocol and will be unable to partake in the league's all-star game as a result, NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe reported Friday.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to start in AFC title game vs. Bengals despite high ankle sprain
As expected, Patrick Mahomes will start Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals despite a high ankle sprain. "He looks good," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday of Mahomes. "He's moving around good."
49ers DC DeMeco Ryans emerging as top candidate for Texans' head coaching job
DeMeco Ryans is spending the week preparing for his team's biggest game to date. He might soon be packing his belongings for a new club entirely. The 49ers DC has emerged as a top candidate for the Texans' head coaching job.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Friday, Jan. 27
NFL.com keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit NFL.com's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.
Rams hire former Jets OC Mike LaFleur as new offensive coordinator
The moment Mike LaFleur parted ways with the New York Jets, the Los Angeles Rams became the favorite to land the former offensive coordinator. The ship landed on Friday.
Steve Wilks 'disappointed but not defeated' after not getting Panthers' head coaching job
Steve Wilks is taking the high road after being passed over for the Panthers head coaching job. The day after Carolina announced it hired Frank Reich as its next coach, Wilks sent a message on social media thanking his former players and coaches.
Sauce Gardner 'wouldn't mind' if Aaron Rodgers joined Jets: 'I just want what's best for the offense'
Aaron Rodgers continues to debate his future, whether it be retirement, returning to Green Bay or changing cities. After Nathaniel Hackett's hire in New York, every Jets player, including Sauce Gardner, is being asked about a possible Rodgers addition.
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