Stars across Super League at Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants face uncertain futures.
This week though represents an important opportunity for eight clubs. This is because it is Challenge Cup semi-final weekend.
So only four clubs are set to be involved in the playing action as St Helens and Leigh Leopards meet at the Halliwell Jones on Saturday before Wigan Warriors and Hull KR lock horns on the Sunday at Headingley Stadium with both games shown on BBC.
But the other eight clubs have a week off and can use the time to make decision about recruitment and retention.
Huddersfield Giants have a big call to make on winger Jermaine McGillvary.
“Yeah, I think so mate,” Watson said as he confirmed that there was no deal on the table right now and that it was a decision that would go down to the wire.
The conversation with everyone was a real honest and open conversation. Just to say the amount of games that he’s been missing, the injuries he’s been picking up.
“You never know, but I tell you, you look at his performance last week. You’re signing him all day long on the back of that performance.
“I think that’s for Jez to just keep turning out them kind of performances, play like that and then everything else takes care of itself. I’ve said it a number of times before, you play well and it’s all in your own control.
“If you’re not playing so well then obviously it’s about opinions and obviously selections and choices that other people have to make around you.”
However, it is a very different story for Leroy Cudjoe with Watson hinting a new deal could be agreed this week: “Yeah, well obviously there’s a break after this so hopefully like I say we do our job and then the club can get down and start kind of looking at a couple of them but hopefully Leroy gets sorted out pretty quickly mate.
“Leroy will be here next year with us, he’s a great bloke, he’s great for the group, he’s a great character.”