May 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) runs during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Bills’ deal with Sammy Watkins disapproved


There is an interesting report coming out of the AFC East on the heels of the news of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s mammoth extension.

Mike Garafolo, a Fox Sports 1 NFL insider, reported that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had his deal disapproved.

Watkins had signed a four-year deal with a fifth-year club option last week. Based on last year’s contract for a player at the same position, offensive tackle Lane Johnson who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles, Watkins was going to receive close to $20 million and about a $13 million signing bonus.

It isn’t really a big deal considering the CBA and how the restrictions are on the rookie contracts. It likely is a minor set back that can be worked out within a week you’d expect, and it won’t affect Watkins being able to participate in OTA’s.

It will be interesting to see what caused the deal do be disapproved though, if that ever seems to come out.

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