Watkins to wear jersey number No. 2 again


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Watkins is all smiles in Los Angeles (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Rams announced on Monday that wide receiver Sammy Watkins will wear the No. 2 jersey for the their preseason schedule. This is great news for Clemson fans that still have their No. 2 jersey while he was a standout at Clemson.

Rams backup quarterback Sean Mannion currently has the No. 2 jersey for the regular season. No official word yet on what Watkins' official number will be once the real NFL games start in 2017. However, on the Ram's website they currently have Watkins' jersey number listed at No. 14.


Watkins wore the No. 14 jersey as a member of the Buffalo Bills the last three seasons.

He stated the following on Twitter after he was traded to the Rams.

"New chapter in life everything happens for a reason... Buffalo thank you for all the memories. Rams nation get ready," Watkins posted.

In 2016, Watkins had only 28 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns in eight total games with the Bills. In 2015, he had 60 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns. In three seasons with the Bills in 37 games, he had 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Watkins' yards per reception rate over the last three years is the fourth best in the NFL.

He was the fourth overall selection by the Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft.



Some Bills fans are still shocked that their top playmaker is gone. Check out the following video of a young Watkins' fan visibly upset.


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