Watts, who featured primarily on special teams and appeared in 14 games as a rookie last season, sat out this season’s first four games for a substance abuse policy violation. At the end of his suspension, he was released and signed to the Rams’ practice squad, then moved to the active roster a week later.
The 24-year-old Watts appeared in one game this season, Oct. 25 against Cleveland, on special teams. He was inactive Sunday against San Francisco.
Undrafted out of Tulsa, Watts gained 30 yards on seven carries as a rookie and made three catches for 18 yards. He served mostly on special teams, where he made six tackles in 14 games.
Watts is the son of former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes.
- Jeremy Woo