Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #8 OLB, #66/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 10 GP; 7 GS; PR: 1-3-3-0; 28 Sol-46 TT, 8 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 1 BLK; Limited by left elbow and left hamstring injuries during season. Sat out three games due to academic scandal. Seminoles' starter at the strongside linebacker in seven games including the Champs Sports Bowl. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 33 Sol-50 TT, 8 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FR; Started at the strong-side linebacker position. 2006: 12 GP; 1 GS; 15 Sol-23 TT, 3.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 BLK; Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team by The Sporting News…earned one starting assignment at the weakside linebacker position against Boston College, in place of the injured Geno Hayes.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bucs picks: Round 7/217 -- Dekoda Watson, LB, 6-1, 225, Florida St.: Watson led the Seminoles in tackles for loss (13) and sacks (6.5) last season, and will be reunited with former teammate Geno Hayes in Tampa Bay. - by The Sports Xchange
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02/21/15 - LB Dekoda Watson reworked his contract from $1.25 million to $745,000 for next season. Dallas signed Watson in November after the Jaguars released him, but he played in only one game because of a hamstring injury.
12/26/14 - LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) is out this week.
12/19/14 - LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) is out of Sunday's game.
12/18/14 - DT Josh Brent (calf) and LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) did not practice and are expected to miss their second and third straight games, respectively.
12/17/14 - LB Dekoda Watson has yet to return to practice after missing the past two games with a strained hamstring.
12/10/14 - LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) missed practice and is expected to miss a third consecutive game.
12/02/14 - LB Dekoda Watson remains sidelined with a strained hamstring. He will miss a second straight game.
11/24/14 - LB Dekoda Watson strained a hamstring against the Giants and did not practice on Monday, making him questionable for the Eagles game on Thursday.
11/15/14 - LB Dekoda Watson was signed by the Cowboys Friday (Nov. 14).
11/11/14 - LB Dekoda Watson was waived by the Jaguars Tuesday (Nov. 11).