Chiefs agree to reworked deal with Watkins

The star WR will remain a Kansas City Chief.

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April 3, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Photo by Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have agreed on a restructured one-year contract that gives the franchise much-needed salary cap relief, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs do not disclose contract details, said Watkins will make $9 million in base salary but that incentives could drive the total package to $16 million. More important for the club, the deal will give the Chiefs about $5 million in salary cap savings ahead of the NFL draft.

Yahoo Sports was first to report the agreement between the Chiefs and Watkins.

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