Chiefs expect to have WRs Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson for Super Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Friday that he believes wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson will both be good to go for Sunday’s Super Bowl LV matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Watkins missed both playoff games because of a calf injury and was officially listed as questionable earlier in the day. “He did good,” Reid said of Watkins’ latest workout, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I’m encouraged to have him on Sunday. I think he’ll be there.”
Watkins appeared in 10 of 16 regular-season games and recorded 37 receptions for 421 yards and two touchdowns. His last score came against the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 11.
Robinson, meanwhile, came off the reserve/COVID-19 list and returned to practice after he was deemed a high-risk close contact on Monday.
“He was good,” Reid said of Robinson. “He’s been working out.”
Robinson ended Week 17 third on the Chiefs with 45 receptions and also tallied 466 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He has only one catch in postseason play.
The Chiefs still expect to activate backup center Daniel Kilgore off the reserve/COVID-19 list at some point on Saturday as long as he continues to test negative for the coronavirus.