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

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the news, with NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reporting the deal is expected to be worth a whopping $48 million over three years.

Traded to the Rams last season, Watkins produced eight touchdowns and averaged 15.2 yards per catch, although his overall production (39 catches, 70 targets, 593 yards) in Sean McVay's offense was mostly lacking.

According to reports, the Chiefs have agreed to terms with free-agent receiver Sammy Watkins and free-agent inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens. Watkins joins an attack that includes receiver Tyreek Hill, running back Kareem Hunt and tight end Travis Kelce, though Watkins is projected to be the No. 1 wide receiver ahead of Hill.

Watkins entered the National Football League with the promise of being one of the game's best receivers.

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The one-time Clemson University star, drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round in 2014 and then traded to the Los Angeles Rams less than a year ago, is apparently on the move once again.

He has a career 192 receptions for more than 3,000 yards. Watkins also racked up nine scores that season.

The Rams acquired Watkins early last August, sending cornerback E.J. Gaines and 2018 second-round pick to the Bills. And while he only turns 25 in June, his previous two seasons don't scream $30 million guaranteed.

Hitchens had 84 tackles in 12 starts in 2017.

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