Colts were 'in the final mix' for Sammy Watkins

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins contract details are here

The three-year deal for the former Clemson wide receiver is worth $48 million, with $30 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's report.

Since he came into the National Football League in 2014, Watkins is fourth in yards per reception (15.9) among players with 100 or more catches in that span.

The Rams opted not to hand Watkins the franchise tag but were reportedly still going to make a strong push to keep the talented receiver.

If Sammy Watkins leaves in free agency, the Rams could be in the market for a new wide receiver. The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder has never quite lived up to his first-round hype but he has still put up decent numbers.

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Still, he was quite productive over his first two years in the league with almost 1,000 yards in his rookie year and 1,047 yards in just 13 games in his sophomore campaign. By bringing in Watkins, however, it now provides second-year gunslinger Patrick Mahomes a bigger target on the outside to work with alongside Tyreek Hill.

Watkins, who is just 24 years old, was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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 Chiefs later worked out a deal with linebacker Anthony Hitchens.

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