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Watkins signs his rookie deal with Bills

The most highly touted draft pick for the Buffalo Bills in recent memory is officially a member of the team. The Bills announced shortly after Wedensday's practice that wide receiver and fourth overall selection Sammy Watkins had signed his rookie contract with the team.

As has been his modus operandi since walking through the doors at One Bills Drive for the rookie minicamp, Watkins was all about the task at hand.

"It's definitely a blessing... but for me it's to come here and perform, hit the playbook now and get bonded with the quarterback and the offense," he said, just moments after signing his rookie deal. "At the end of the day it's a blessing, and I've gotta move forward and I've gotta perform now."

Watkins is the sixth of seven draft choices to sign their rookie contract with the Bills. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound wide receiver was the team's first round selection of the 2014 NFL Draft. Buffalo moved up from ninth overall to fourth in order to draft the Clemson wideout, and it cost them two future draft picks (a 2015 first and fourth) in order to do so.

With him now in the fold, it leaves only second-round pick and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio as the lone remaining unsigned rookie draft choice on the Bills.


**Photo courtesy WGR's Joe Buscaglia

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