Sammy Watkins donned a fresh Rams T-shirt and smiled as he walked up the Coliseum tunnel Saturday, but the Rams’ new receiver couldn’t hide the surprise he felt to be there.
“Just a total shock,” Watkins said about the trade that brought him to Los Angeles from the Buffalo Bills. “But I am definitely excited and honored to be here.”
Less than 48 hours earlier, Watkins caught four passes, three in the first three plays, in a Bills preseason game. Shortly after, he was informed that he was traded.
“I just thought I was catching hot,” Watkins said. “I mean they was targeting me pretty quick and then after the game I was like ‘Oh, I probably was out there...