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Kansas City Chiefs to sign free agent WR Sammy Watkins

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The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The Chiefs reportedly came to an agreement with Watkins late Monday night. Here are the details:

Watkins, 24, was the fourth-overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Bills before being traded to the Los Angeles Rams last August.

Watkins caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns on the Rams last season. Watkins’ best output came in 2015, when he had 1,047 yards with the Bills.

The Rams-Chiefs game scheduled for 2018 continues to get more and more interesting, with cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib on the Rams and now Watkins on the Chiefs.

Between Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and the newly-acquired Watkins, it would be hard to argue that the Chiefs don’t own the best tandem of skill-position players in the entire league.

Good morning, Patrick Mahomes.

UPDATE (March 14)

Details have emerged on Watkins’ contract details, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Watkins’ deal equates to about an $8 million cap hit for 2018, providing the room general manager Brett Veach needs in order to make additional moves for the upcoming season.


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