Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal

Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal

So what exactly did the Bills get out of all this?

It's understandable that Beane and McDermott wouldn't concede that it was a step back. But this appeal could go into the middle of the season and into your fantasy playoffs. Both of the deals might give a good sign of the direction that the Buffalo Bills are heading in for the future. Shortly after that news hit, the team traded for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.

Watkins and a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 are on the way to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and the Rams' second-round pick in 2018. "I heard about it and then two nights ago, I experienced it". "Because of the age, we'd like it to be long term instead of short term". The trade ensures that the Bills have two picks in the first, second, and third rounds in next year's draft.

The Bills acquired Anquan Boldin this week, and Beane tried to play off that quarterback Tyrod Taylor has plenty of weapons to throw to in Boldin and Mathews. It was one of those tweets involving a big enough name (and not quite enough information) that make you look for the little blue check multiple times. That's a clear indication that Beane is determined to rebuild a thin roster and reshape the team in his first job as an National Football League general manager. For Buffalo, they can't be ignored, because they look like the main motivation for these moves. Fans might object to moving Watkins when he finally appears healthy. Watkins was set to make over $13 million if the Bills were to keep him. He is now dealing with knee tendinitis, which kept him from practicing for a good portion of the spring.

Buffalo's top four receivers from 2016 are gone and the only receivers who recorded a reception in Buffalo last season are Walter Powell and Brandon Tate.

Declining the fifth-year option on Watkins' rookie deal in the spring was the writing on the wall from McDermott and Buffalo's rebuilt front office that he wasn't part of the plan beyond this season. I told you, I honestly believe he's a Hall of Famer, he still can play in this league.


Watkins wasn't their guy to begin with.

Rams general manager Les Snead wants to lock Watkins up to a long-term deal, but the two sides have not started any negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In a sense, this marks the official end of the Doug Whaley era.

The Rams have been searching all year for an outside vertical threat to complement new coach Sean McVay's offense and finally have that player in Watkins, who joins former Bills teammate Robert Woods in the Rams' wide receiver corps.

The new regime has now separated itself from the worst decision of the preceding administration. For Taylor, I really don't feel there is too much of a drop off as most would think.

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