Chiefs agree to terms with Sammy Watkins

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Bears free agency tracker The top potential targets for Ryan Pace

The deal with the Chiefs pays him $16 per year in average annual value, but the Chiefs kept the deal relatively short, given Watkins' injury history in his time with the Bills.

In 52 games including 51 starts, Watkins has tallied 192 receptions, 3,052 yards and 25 touchdowns. Watkins also racked up nine scores that season. Watkins played one season in Los Angeles, registering 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns as fellow wideouts Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods outshined the one-time star receiver. He spent the first three seasons of his career in Buffalo before being traded to the Rams in in August.

It never really happened.

The Rams and Watkins seemed to work out things internally, but Watkins never really got going.

Still, the Rams hoped to bring back Watkins, perhaps through the use of the NFL's one-year franchise tag, but they had to use that tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner this month when they couldn't sign Joyner (another pending free agent) to a long-term contract.

Now, Watkins joins an offense that already has plenty of big-play potential.

With a lack of passing options aside from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in 2017, Kansas City is primed to set second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes up for success with the addition of Watkins.

Two years later the Chiefs would snag Reid's old pal Jeremy Maclin when he became a free agent, inking the former Eagles wideout to a $55 million deal, only to cut him two years later.

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