Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dekoda Watson may land on the PUP due to sports hernia surgery. His groin has kept him out of the Jaguars’ offseason practices.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dekoda Watson was signed by the team to a three-year, $6.25 million in free agency, but it’s looking like the move may backfire in the short term since Watson has dealt with a groin injury.
His groin problem has kept him out of every offseason practice, and he may forced to land on the Jaguars’ Physically Unable to Perform(PUP) list. He underwent sports hernia surgery to deal with his problem, and the team remains optimistic that he will be ready by Week 1.
The strongside linebacker spent the first four seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the 26-year-old only missed four games throughout his career so far. He enjoyed a solid 2013 season that included 42 tackles and two sacks.
Watson is expected to be a key contributor to the Jaguars defense and possibly become a starting linebacker. The former seventh-round pick will look to make a speedy recovery and make an impact on the Jacksonville defense.