Chiefs to sign WR Sammy Watkins

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Free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins has reportedly agreed to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs once free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 14.

Watkins rebuilt his value after a strong season with the Los Angeles Rams, his lone campaign with the club after the Buffalo Bills traded him there last offseason.

The deal is for $48 million and includes $30 million guaranteed, per reports.

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

He has caught 192 passes for 3,052 yards and 25 touchdowns through the first four years of his National Football League career.

In dire need of wide receiver help, the Bears have declared Watkins as their No. 1 target, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Should Watkins come to town, they might be able to hold off and use that pick on someone such as linebacker Tremaine Edmunds instead. That's unfortunate, and not the way they planned it, although the Rams likely will receive a compensatory third-round draft pick in 2019 for the loss of Watkins to free agency.

Two years later the Chiefs would snag Reid's old pal Jeremy Maclin when he became a free agent, inking the former Eagles wideout to a $55 million deal, only to cut him two years later. He also fits the bill of a taller, faster receiver which the Chiefs have been looking for to pair with quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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