Sammy Watkins to sign three-year deal with Chiefs

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Talk about liking your guys pre-injured. Watkins' average salary of $16m per year makes him the NFL's third highest paid wide receiver behind Antonio Brown ($17m) and Mike Evans ($16.5m), who signed a five-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

The Kansas City Star reported that Dallas, Jacksonville and Chicago were among the teams also pursuing Watkins.

Watkins, 24, burst onto the scene his first two years in the league with the Bills but struggled last season after he was traded to the Rams, following an injury-plagued 2016 season. It all made sense, but look, Robinson was available because he's coming off knee surgery, and if he was healthy, he'd still be a Jaguar, you have to believe. They're loading up for a new quarterback to start.

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They really weren't interested, it was really a tough end to a season. Baylor (18-14) and Saint Mary's (28-5) round out the No. 1 seeds.


The big, physical receiver (6-1, 211 pounds) specializes in stretching defenses vertically. Watkins played in 15 games, catching 39 of 70 targets for 593 yards.

But the guy who should've been the Bears' first priority is Sammy Watkins because he would've given the Bears something they don't have: A receiver with separation speed.

According to Ian Rapoport, an insider for NFL Network, the Chiefs will sign Sammy Watkins to a three-year deal.

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