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  • Chiefs Sign Sammy Watkins To 3 Years $48 Million

    WR Sammy Watkins intend to sign with Chiefs

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins intends to sign a three-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency opens Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    The deal is worth $48 million with $30 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

    Watkins, 24, proved he could stay healthy while with the Rams in 2017, but his numbers didn't stack up among the game's best receivers. Acquired from the Buffalo Bills in August, Watkins finished with only 39 catches for 593 yards, though he did manage to score eight touchdowns.

    Watkins entered the NFL with the promise of being one of the game's best receivers. He starred at Clemson, and the Bills gave up future first- and fourth-round picks to move up five spots and draft him at No. 4 overall in 2014.

    He showed glimpses of star potential in his first two seasons, totaling 125 catches for 2,029 yards and 15 touchdowns in 29 games. But a broken bone in his left foot eventually forced him to miss the first eight games of the 2016 season, prompting the Bills to decline their fifth-year option. Buffalo sent Watkins to the Rams on Aug. 11 in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.

    Watkins previously underwent two surgical procedures on his foot and had hip surgery after the 2014 season.