Five impressive statistics about new Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, star wide receiver Sammy Watkins plans to sign with the Chiefs when free agency officially opens on Wednesday.

Many awoke Tuesday to the news that the Chiefs had agreed to a contract with former Rams/Bills receiver Sammy Watkins, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Watkins' move to Kansas City and Allen Robinson's move to the Chicago Bears take the top two free agent wide receivers off the market immediately. Acquired from the Buffalo Bills in August, Watkins finished with only 39 catches for 593 yards, though he did manage to score eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder has never quite lived up to his first-round hype but he has still put up decent numbers. Watkins hasn't played a full season since his rookie year.

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.

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For his National Football League career, he has 192 catches for 3,052 yards and 25 scores.

In addition, Hitchens, who turns 26 in June, had two pass deflections and a forced fumble and was credited by Cowboys coaches with nine tackles for loss and five quarterback pressures in 2017.

The Colts missed out on guard Andrew Norwell and linebacker Anthony Hitchens and while it seems they were in the mix for Watkins, that price tag was likely too high for Ballard.