Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal

Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal

Now, we all get the season Jared Goff had as a rookie. Executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman has a history of re-upping homegrown players early if they have been identified as part of the core.

The Bills made two blockbuster moves Friday.

In a way, yes. But that effect may not be as large as you would think it is off the bat, and it's entirely possible that Watkins is still worth something near his current average draft position. Now it looks like that roster will be built in a new direction in the coming seasons. Rookie seasons aren't an end-all measuring stick for quarterbacks, but Goff's rookie campaign wasn't very good. Some of those looks go to Alshon Jeffery, who joined the Eagles on a one-year deal in March, but there is no question Agholor's summer showing was a serious motivator for the Eagles to pull the trigger. NEP is the numberFire-specific metric we use to track efficiency, showing the expected points lost or gained on every play throughout the season. The 2019, 2020 and 2021 salary is voidable without penalty on the final day of the 2018 league year. What do we expect from the Buffalo Bills in 2017? We just concluded looking at all 32 teams' most improved area.

The Rams have known for some time they needed a bona fide No. 1 wide receiver, someone capable of blowing the top off a defense, drawing extra attention defensively - and opening more room for others to work, including running back Todd Gurley - and tilting the field in the Rams' direction.

Tavon Austin is the biggest threat on the Rams' offense. Now in L.A., he'll have to deal with a downgrade at quarterback, if for no other reason than unfamiliarity. They kicked things off by signing tackle Andrew Whitworth to a three-year contract in free agency.

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So they added. two former Bills.

Those two signings are in an attempt to neutralize what was arguably the Rams' biggest weakness in 2016: sacks.

Shady McCoy will remain a key component of their passing game as well, and we already mentioned Boldin.

If Whitworth - and, to a lesser extent, Sullivan - can help keep Goff aloft, that would likely play a major role in making his advanced metrics less vomit-inducing. He finished just 18 yards receiving shy of the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie, then followed it up with 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns in his second season despite missing three games due to injury. Secondly, Sean McVay is the new head coach and didn't have a weapon like Watkins on the Redskins last season.

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