3 reasons Sammy Watkins will regret leaving Rams for Chiefs


Former Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency begins Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Watkins signed a three-year deal worth $48 million ($30 million guaranteed) while Hitchens' deal is worth $9 million per year. Expectations have been high for the former Tigers star, considering Buffalo gave up future first-and fourth-round picks to trade up five positions to draft him with the No. 4 overall pick in 2014.

The Packers are also reportedly interested in receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Jimmy Graham, a clear sign that general manager Brian Gutekunst wants to upgrade his passing game with proven, veteran talent in free agency.

Watkins is coming off a 2017 season with the Rams in which he had 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in a supporting role. By bringing in Watkins, however, it now provides second-year gunslinger Patrick Mahomes a bigger target on the outside to work with alongside Tyreek Hill.

The Los Angeles Rams want to keep Sammy Watkins, but that's not going to happen.

He has a career 192 receptions for more than 3,000 yards.

Hitchens had 84 tackles and a forced fumble last season in Dallas and helps fill the void left by Derrick Johnson, who was released by the Chiefs earlier this offseason.