Inside The Bills

Watkins not worried about facing brother

Posted by Chris Brown on December 12, 2015 – 10:51 am

Bills WR Sammy Watkins had the good fortune of being on the same team as his brother Jaylen Watkins, when his brother was with Buffalo on the team’s practice squad earlier this season. But when Eagles CB Nolan Carroll went on injured reserve a few weeks ago, Philadelphia signed Sammy’s brother off of Buffalo’s practice squad. The matchup between the Bills and Eagles could provide new meaning in the City of Brotherly Love.

Jaylen Watkins is largely playing on special teams for the Eagles, so the odds of Sammy lining up against his brother is unlikely, but Buffalo’s top receiver would welcome it.

“That would be the best matchup ever this year,” said Watkins. “To compete against my brother. He knows what I do and I kinda knows what he does. It would be a nice matchup.”

I asked Watkins if his brother Jaylen knows any of his secrets for getting off the jam or anything else that he might pass along to his teammates in Philadelphia.

“He might think he knows,” said a smiling Watkins. “But it’s all good. It’ll be good to see him after the game.”

 


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