Sammy Watkins $4M contract with Packers

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Even though Sammy Watkins' market was quiet early in free agency, a prominent team in need of a receiver proved to be a match.

Watkins will sign a one-year, $4 million deal with the Packers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported. The signing was later announced.

Watkins struggled with injuries early in his career before being traded from Buffalo to Los Angeles.

Since signing a three-year, $48 million deal with the Chiefs in 2018, Watkins has gone from a quality No. 2 option to a backup at best with the Chiefs and Ravens.

Watkins may need a move to Green Bay. To target Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have to choose between Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.

As 2021 draught pick Amari Rodgers adjusts to the pro game, Watkins can fill the third role.

With Rodgers, Watkins may see more targets after only getting 49 in Baltimore last season, his career low.

In 2021, Watkins caught 27 passes for 394 yards and one touchdown.

For Watkins, who was 28 and had little interest from prospective teams, those were career-lows.

Watkins is no longer considered a top pass-catcher. But in Green Bay, he may find the best chance to show he can still contribute.

Rodgers, meanwhile, gets another veteran to help him and coach Matt LaFleur replace Adams' output.

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