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Top Free Agent NFL WR Sammy Watkins Is Off The Market

Sammy Watkins celebrates a touchdown.

Patrick Mahomes is going to have plenty of offensive weapons in 2018 - including a former Clemson star wideout.

According to multiple reports, former Rams wideout Sammy Watkins is expected to sign with Chiefs when free agency opens on Wednesday.

While Watkins managed to stay healthy in 2017, he's coming off a season in Los Angeles where he caught just 39 balls for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games - numbers that don't exactly stack up against the league's top receivers. Expectations have been high for the former Tigers star, considering Buffalo gave up future first-and fourth-round picks to trade up five positions to draft him with the No. 4 overall pick in 2014. While Watkins has shown glimpses of greatness, the 24-year-old has struggled to find consistency. In 2016, a broken bone in his left foot sidelined him for the first eight games of the season, which led Buffalo to decline his fifth-year option and eventually trade him to Los Angeles. This was also after Watkins underwent two procedures on his foot and hip surgery prior to the 2015 season. The Rams acquired Watkins early last August, sending cornerback E.J. Gaines and 2018 second-round pick to the Bills. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs will ink Watkins to a three-year deal worth $16 million per year and $30 million guaranteed.

Mahomes will be at the helm of a potent offense that now includes Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce.