Chiefs sign wide receiver and linebacker


   
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, two people familiar with the negotiations tell The
Associated Press on Tuesday.

The 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.

Hitchens agreed to a five-year deal that The Kansas City Star reported will be
worth about $9 million per year. He spent his first four seasons with the Dallas
Cowboys.

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