Former Clemson star Sammy Watkins to sign with new National Football League team

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The Kansas City Chiefs intend to sign wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year deal, according to multiple media reports.

ESPN reported the Watkins news first, while NFL Network reported the Hitchens news first.

Watkins was drafted by the Bills with the fourth-overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft, after playing collegiately at Clemson University.

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

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Last season Watkins recorded 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games.

The Rams had considered using the franchise tag on Watkins, but opted instead to tag safety Lamarcus Joyner. Apparently, that is all for naught.

The rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers goes beyond just the two Sundays they play each other in the regular season.

Kansas City recently made a decision to let Alex Smith go elsewhere, instead opting to go younger at the quarterback position. While that will nearly certainly still be in play moving forward, having that bigger target for his young signal-caller can only help the situation.