Bills Trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews To The Bills

New Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott are quickly putting their stamp on the franchise, making two massive trades in early August. The first was trading wide receiver Sammy Watkins the LA Rams in exchange for cornerback EJ Gaines and a 2018 2nd round pick. 

Watkins should immediately help Jared Goff, the young Rams QB.

The Bills then went out and got Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia – another young, promising receiver who hasn’t lived up to expectations – in exchange for Ronald Darby, a very good cornerback, something the Eagles needed badly.

Early analysis: It’s a huge win for the Rams, whose top two receivers were Robert Woods (former Bills WR) and Tavon Austin. The Eagles upgraded their secondary with Darby, who was better as a rookie than in 2016. As for Buffalo, it smells like cleaning house, taking out some guys who were from the old regime and getting in their own guys.

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