Giants making personnel moves
Even though the New York Giants fired general manager Jerry Reese a few years ago, they still had one of his scouts as a part of their scouting department by the name of Chris Watts.
On Wednesday Neil Stratton of Inside the League reported that the Giants have parted ways with Watts after he spent the past 14 years with New York.
It sounds like Watts’ first scouting job was in fact with the Giants. Here’s what his bio says on Giants.com:
Christopher Watts is entering his 14th season with the Giants and fifth as an area scout with the Giants after spending the previous nine seasons as the team’s scout in the BLESTO scouting combine. He was first affiliated with the team as a training camp intern in 2005. Watt was a college scouting intern from Fall 2006 to Spring 2007.
Before joining the Giants, Watts spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coaching the offensive line at Langston University in Oklahoma. From 1998-2004, Watts worked in the corporate world. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration-management in 1998 and a master’s degree in education in 2006, both from Langston.
Watts attended Langston on a football scholarship and earned four letters as an offensive lineman. He was elected a first team NAIA All-America and an Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference (OIC) first team tackle in 1996. Watts, who threw the shot put, also lettered once on the track team. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
I would put a link to his bio but the Giants will likely take it down and then the link will be broken. If you search “Chris Watts Giants” in Google it will come up if it’s not down yet.
I would imagine that Watts will land with another team after spending such a long time with the Giants. He’s obviously experienced.
Even though Watts was with the Giants for so long, it’s not uncommon for teams to shake things up every now and then.
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