Chiefs agree to deals with Watkins, Hitchens

UPDATE 3/14: The Chiefs announced Wednesday afternoon they have agreed to contract terms with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and linebacker Anthony Hitchens, confirming reports of the deals.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to deals with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and linebacker Anthony Hitchens, filling two of their biggest needs in free agency, according to reports from The Associated Press and

The AP reports people spoke on condition of anonymity because the signings, along with several other moves made by Kansas City, do not become official until the start of the new league year Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Watkins intends to sign a $48 million, three-year contract with $30 million in guarantees after spending last season with the Los Angeles Rams. He was the fourth overall pick of the Buffalo Bills, where he spent the first three seasons of his career.

According to, the Chiefs plan to sign Hitchens, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, to a deal worth $9 million per season. 

Hitchens was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and spent four seasons with the Cowboys. 

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