Team Trades Sammy Watkins To Rams, Gets Jordan Matthews From Eagles

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- The Philadelphia Eagles have traded Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews and a draft pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby, the team announced Friday.

There's nothing like sending fans into the weekend with plenty to talk about!

In addition to adding Matthews at wide receiver, the Bills also acquired a third round pick in the 2018 draft from the Eagles. Although there were rumors about this move, it still comes as a bit of a shock. According to the Eagles, he was one of only five receivers in the league with at least 65 receptions and 800 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons. Unfortunately, he was in the final year of his contract, and there was a logjam at the position. Sam, was the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL. "Looking at that group, we have bunch of young players we're excited about".

By trading for Darby the team fixed that problem.

If Darby does that, this grade could be substantially better - and nobody will care about that third-round pick. Last season, Watkins played in just eight games and totaled 430 yards and two scores on 28 catches. He has shown that he can be the playmaker that the Eagles need.

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Watkins, 24, was drafted by the Bills with the fourth-overall draft pick in 2014 after Buffalo traded its first- and fourth-round picks in the following draft to the Cleveland Browns to move up the No. 4.

Darby is under contract for two more years, which is perhaps where the Bills get off asking for more out of the swap.

They signed free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and then drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson.

Gaines appeared in 11 games for the Rams last season and made 56 total tackles. Several players have shown enough progress to warrant Roseman's confidence that Matthews' role can be filled, including Bryce Treggs, Greg Ward, and Marcus Johnson.

The Bills lack depth in the wide receiver corps in terms of proven players. "Going to miss going to battle with (Matthews) on Sunday!"

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