The Chiefs didn’t give Sammy Watkins a three-year contract worth $48 million to use him as a decoy. Instead, they plan on giving the former first-round pick plenty of chances, asking him to learn all the wideout positions.
Anybody can get the ball, Watkins said. I’ve learned all the positions. I just can’t learn one position. I have to be focused and in tune. You have to do that off-field work, staying in your books.
Watkins, 25, caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Rams.
Injuries are going to happen, Watson said. I’ve dealt with this injury before as a freshman. And I played the same way I did the year before. There’s no point in switching up the routine. I’ll stay prepared and stay fit throughout the year, not just in the offseason but throughout the season. I do what I do. I don’t want to change anything that got me here.
Watson described his knee as feeling real good and suggested that he’ll be ready for the start of training camp, and easily by the start of the regular season.
I’m very excited. The offseason program is very, very good. Everyone came out healthy. Everyone came out successful and better. It’s a better team and a more competitive roster, Watson said.
That’s music to Texans’ fans’ ears.
We have a group of guys that are going to get together in the month of July, Ryan said. We’ll have an extended period where we’ll get some work together and that’s something that we’ve done in the past. This year is a little bit later due to my offseason but we’ll still have that chance to work together and I think it will be really productive for us. This timing will be really good too, closer to training camp. A lot of the things we’ll work on will carry over and we’ll be able to apply those things as we get into the season.