Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins

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Chiefs Expected To Sign Former Rams WR Sammy Watkins

March 13, 2018 - 8:28 am

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year, $48 million contract, multiple reports have confirmed. The deal will not be made official until Wednesday, the official start of the new NFL year.  

ESPN's was first to report the news, early Tuesday morning.

Watkins, 24, caught eight touchdowns for the Los Angeles Rams last season after spending three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He was the fourth-overall pick by the Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft, then traded to the Rams last August.

The Rams-Chiefs game scheduled for 2018 in Mexico City will be a little more interesting, after the trades of cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib to the Rams, and now Watkins being signed by the Chiefs.

The Chiefs are surrounding second-year quarterback Pat Mahomes with a very talented offense, including Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and the newly-acquired Watkins.

In other Chiefs news, the team also announced they will part ways with longtime linebacker Tamba Hali, on Monday. He is the second all-time sacks leader for Kansas City, but at 34-years-old played in just five games and didn't register a sack last year. He was also going to come with a 2018 salary-cap cost of about $9.4 million.

Kansas City is also expected to signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens, Wednesday, reports the Kansas City Star.