Mike Thomas

Sammy Watkins shocked by trade to Rams, but happy to be in L.A.

Sammy Watkins shocked by trade to Rams, but happy to be in L.A.

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...