Chiefs to sign WR Watkins, LB Hitchens

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Sammy Watkins and the Chiefs have agreed to terms on a contract that should be signed tomorrow, according to multiple reports.

Watkins, 24, was picked up by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 draft and was later traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.

The Rams decision not to franchise tag Watkins, instead tagging LaMarcus Joynerwas a pretty obvious one, considering Watkins was the second most productive former Buffalo Bills wideout on the Rams past year (behind Robert Woods), which is not a great title to have.

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The former Los Angeles Ram plans to sign a three-year deal worth $48 million with $30 million guaranteed, sources said. That places Watkins among the highest-paid receivers in the game. Reynolds, a lanky receiver known as a downfield threat at Texas A&M, was a limited part of the Rams' offense last season and caught 11 passes for 104 yards and one touchdown. Apparently, that is all for naught. Kansas City also found a gem in running back Kareem Hunt, who's looking to build on a superb rookie season.

Kansas City recently chose to let Alex Smith go elsewhere, instead opting to go younger at the quarterback position. As Mahomes gets set to take over for Alex Smith, obviously it should help to have plenty of talent around the second-year quarterback.

Watkins is a burner, and gives the Chiefs offense another big weapon.

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