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But through another player's misfortune, Watkins might have been handed an opportunity to firm up his roster spot after all.
Left guard Evan Mathis is out through the upcoming organized team activities and perhaps until training camp after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his ankle, two league sources told Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia's Reuben Frank on Monday. One source described the surgery as a "clean out" to alleviate swelling and discomfort.
Even if Mathis is eased into training camp slowly, the experience might allow Watkins to finally develop into a valuable reserve.