Bills make blockbuster trade, send WR Sammy Watkins to LA
By Ryan Smith • Buffalo Bills • Los Angeles Rams • Sammy Watkins • E.J. Gaines • Aug 11, 2017ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 24: Sammy Watkins #14 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his touchdown reception against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at New Era Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
- On Friday, news broke and the Buffalo Bills traded WR Sammy Watkins and a sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for CB E.J. Gaines and a second-round pick.
- Watkins battled injuries last season playing in only 381 snaps, the lowest number of his career. The former Clemson Tiger ranked 47th among 115 WRs with a 76.8 overall grade.
- Watkins’ best year was in 2015, when he earned an 87.5 overall grade – 11th-best among WRs. His 2.69 yards per route run ranked fifth in the NFL that year as well.
- Gaines is coming off a poor year – his 37.0 overall grade ranked 105th of 110 qualifying CBs.