Colts Eyeing Sammy Watkins as Wide Receiver Solution

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Indianapolis Colts are in the process of evaluating wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who has started working out with the team.

It’s worth noting that Indianapolis explored options in the wide receiver market during the trade deadline, but now that it’s no longer feasible, they are exploring alternative approaches.

Sammy Watkins, 30, originally entered the league as a first-round selection by the Buffalo Bills in 2014. The Bills traded up with the Rams to acquire him, and later, Buffalo traded him to the Rams.

Watkins completed the final year of his initial four-year, $19.935 million rookie contract before securing a lucrative three-year, $48 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. This contract included an impressive $30 million in guaranteed money.

Notably, the Chiefs and Watkins reached a subsequent agreement that paid him $9 million for the 2020 season.

Following his tenure with the Chiefs, he signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Green Bay Packers in April on another one-year contract for the 2022 season. However, Green Bay decided to release Watkins in December.

In the previous season, Watkins made appearances in nine games for the Packers and three games for the Ravens. His performance resulted in 16 receptions for 325 yards, yet he failed to secure a single touchdown on 27 targets.

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