Bills decline Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option
|2017-05-02 15:30:29.0- -||
The Buffalo Bills have informed former Clemson WR Sammy Watkins that they will not be picking up his fifth-year option. Instead, the Bill will let Watkins test free agency in 2018 rather than exercising the $13.3 million injury guarantee that comes with his option. Watkins played in just eight games in 2016 after missing three in 2015.
Only 8 of the 32 2014 first round picks have not had their option exercised yet or have been declined.
It's not all bad news for Watkins. If he has a great 2017 season, he could cash in on a big free agent contract a year earlier.
The Buffalo Bills have declined to pick up Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option. pic.twitter.com/zS3xZT7tWt— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 2, 2017
Sammy Watkins now in a great position. If he plays up to his capabilities, he will be one of the most sought-after free agents next winter.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 2, 2017
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