Bills Trade Watkins To Rams, Acquire Matthews From Eagles

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Sammy Watkins is heading west to the Los Angeles Rams as the Buffalo Bills send their former first-round pick to the Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.

The Bills made a pair of stunning trades that should lay to rest any lingering questions about whether General Manager Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott were overseeing an organizational rebuild.

The Buffalo Bills just pulled off two trades, one of which involves star wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Matthews is also entering the final season of his contract, so the Eagles also faced the possibility of losing him in free agency.

He had a solid rookie season in 2104, but was sidelined the 2015 season because of a foot injury. At just 24 years old, Watkins showed flashes of dominance and brilliance but failed to stay healthy and now his time in Buffalo is up. In 2016, he scored 804 yards and three major 73 caught.

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He's been hampered by an assortment of injuries and limited to playing just eight games past year after having surgery to fix a broken left foot. He has started 25 games for the Rams but missed the entire 2015 season. He has 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns in three seasons.

Even given Watkins' problems staying healthy since entering the National Football League as the fourth overall selection in 2014, he is a far-and-away better talent than Matthews.

Because cornerback Ronald Darby was shipped to Philadelphia, the Bills were then forced to acquire fellow cornerback E.J. Gaines from the Rams.

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