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2018 NFL free agency: Jaguars “interested” in WR Sammy Watkins

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly interested in wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Thanks to our friends at Turf Show Times transcribing the report!

From what I understand, the Rams have been aggressive and are being aggressive in wanting to keep [Sammy Watkins] and that’s one thing that’s been very clear ever since they gave the franchise tag to someone else, in this case to Lamarcus Joyner. They wanted to keep [Watkins], but he is going to have several interested teams. The Green Bay Packers would be one. The [Chicago] Bears. The Kansas City Chiefs. What about the Jacksonville Jaguars near his home? And if they lose Allen Robinson, I would imagine Watkins would be in the mix there.

As Turf Show Times points out, it’s hard to know what (if any) here is based on news or rumors Rapoport has heard and how much is just the NFL insider making guesses.

If, however, the plan is to go after Watkins when we let Allen Robinson go it would be a huge mistake. You don’t spend two draft picks on a guy and reward his Pro Bowl-caliber production in a mediocre offense with ignoring him when the time comes for a second contract.

Read the entire Turf Show Times report here.