Former Clemson star Sammy Watkins was traded on Friday.
Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who has been somewhat of a disappointment for the Buffalo Bills after being drafted fourth overall back in 2014, has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams.
Watkins, who caught 28 balls for 430 yards and two touchdowns a year ago, was dealt, along with a sixth-round pick in this upcoming year’s draft, to Los Angeles for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round pick.
The Bills themselves announced the trade on Twitter.
We've acquired CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 2nd round pick from the Rams for WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 6th round pick. pic.twitter.com/jssDP1sVBw
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 11, 2017
Watkins, in three seasons, has caught 153 passes for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns. He’s also dealt with numerous injuries during that timeframe. It’ll be interesting to see if a fresh start with a new franchise turns around his fortunes.