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Bills sign first-rounder Sammy Watkins

Bills Rookies Watkins AP

On a day which we found out the Bills were without two of their biggest stars on defense, they needed some good news on the other side of the ball.

They got it with the signing of first-rounder Sammy Watkins to his rookie deal.

While the formulaic paperwork won’t be as big a deal if either of the injuries to Mario Williams or Kiko Alonso linger, getting the Clemson wideout under contract is a positive step for the Bills.

Given what they surrendered to move up for him, they need him making plays from the start, and having the business taken care of clears the decks for him to build rapport with quarterback E.J. Manuel.

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13 Responses to “Bills sign first-rounder Sammy Watkins”
  1. thepftpoet says: May 28, 2014 2:10 PM

    Sammy Watkins is a slower version of Cordarelle Patterson.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2014 2:11 PM

    Having seen Buffalo’s only tourist attraction, Sammy is ready to go back to Florida.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: May 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    Jordan Matthews > Sammy Watkins

  4. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: May 28, 2014 2:31 PM

    How come I read a whole article about Sammy Watkins but didn’t see the name Jimmy Graham anywhere in it?

  5. hehateme2 says: May 28, 2014 2:35 PM

    Poor Sammy…. I feel for ya man. Hang in there for the 4 years.

  6. joemammy says: May 28, 2014 2:35 PM

    See that water falling, Sammy? That’s your career in Buffalo…

  7. mrrmiyagi says: May 28, 2014 2:36 PM

    Are we still beating that dead horse about the “shoulda traded for Jimmy Graham” nonsense?

  8. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    Out seeing the sights in Buffalo, eh? I guess that should properly be “out seeing the sight”.

  9. billscastdotcom says: May 28, 2014 4:09 PM

    You’re close mammy.

    As Sammy admires the most powerful waterfall in North America, he’s reminded how he is the most powerful playmaker coming out of the draft.

  10. laboni64 says: May 28, 2014 5:23 PM

    Cordarelle Patterson couldn’t run an out route this past year………..lol……….Sammy is not a one year college wonder that came out of nowhere either…..proven production on his college resume…

  11. nflcrimerankingscom says: May 28, 2014 5:39 PM

    Thanks for that top 10 pick in 2015 Bustalo Bills!

  12. kramerk21 says: May 28, 2014 6:02 PM

    Those of you making snide comments about Buffalo’s tourist attractions don’t have a clue what you are talking about.

  13. laboni64 says: May 28, 2014 9:21 PM

    And you enjoy your new #1 Miles Austin and his paper hamstrings………

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