Former Vanderbilt star Jordan Matthews traded to the Buffalo Bills

Former Vanderbilt star Jordan Matthews traded to the Buffalo Bills

In a separate trade, the Bills acquired Jordan Matthews from the Eagles for Ronald Darby and a 2018 third-round pick to take the place of Watkins on the roster. The club also collected 2018 draft picks in the process, obtaining cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round choice from Los Angeles, and a third-round pick from Philadelphia along with Matthews ― an indication the moves are about the future. Buffalo also picked up its sixth pick in the top three rounds of next year's draft by acquiring a third-round pick for the Eagles.

Just don't call it a rebuilding plan, Beane said.

Matthews, like Watkins, faced his own battle with injuries. Those were their top two players in the secondary, and keep in mind that they allowed opponents 23.6 points per game with those two, which was the 16th most in the league. Next, the Eagles drafted wide receivers Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson to pair with Nelson Agholor and Matthews. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder had 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. So, while Darby was occasionally beaten for some big plays, Gaines was routinely beaten just about everywhere. His best season came in 2015, when he caught 85 passes for 997 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Matthews had spent his entire three-year NFL career with the Eagles while Gaines' NFL career has been spent with the Rams in two different cities.

The Bills recently declined their fifth-year contract option on Watkins, so he is set to become a free agent at the end of this season. An immediate starter as a rookie in 2015, Darby tallied 2 picks and 21 passes defensed en route to earning a spot on the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team and being named the Pro Football Focus defensive rookie of the year. "We did what we thought was best for our team going forward". Darby clocked a sizzling 4.38 in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, where he also registered an off-the-charts vertical leap of 42 ½ inches.

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Roseman, the Eagles' executive vice president of football operations, said the trade was the most hard he's ever had to make.

"I think clearly you're getting a special receiver", said McVay, who doesn't expect Watkins to arrive in L.A. until Saturday night.

Sean McDermott wasn't sure, either.

It is becoming clear the Bills are gearing up to build their team through the draft in 2018, and the timing of that move makes sense.

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