Report: Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins to sign with Kansas City Chiefs


Former No. 4 overall pick Sammy Watkins is reportedly set to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency opens on Wednesday, per ESPN.

The three-year deal for the former Clemson wide receiver is worth $48 million, with $30 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s report.

Drafted by Buffalo in 2014, the Bills moved up five spots to snag Watkins, giving up the No. 9 overall picks, along with their 2015 first- and fourth-round picks to the Cleveland Browns to complete the selection.

The first two years of Watkins’ career in Buffalo were promising. As a rookie, he pulled down 65 receptions for 982 yards and six touchdowns. Despite playing only 13 games in 2015, Watkins pushed that number to 60 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine scores.

Injuries plagued him in 2016, when Watkins played eight games and caught 28 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bills declined Watkins’ fifth-year option and traded him to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick. Watkins played one season in Los Angeles, registering 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns as fellow wideouts Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods outshined the one-time star receiver.

With a lack of passing options aside from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in 2017, Kansas City is primed to set second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes up for success with the addition of Watkins.

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