The NFL already relaxed the rules about celebration dances this offseason, and now they’re taking it one step further. The league will also ease up on the rules about cleats, making the game just a little more fun.
Boldin spent last season with the Lions, finishing with 584 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He entertained offers from the Bills, Lions, and Ravens this offseason, but settled on Buffalo.
He played in just one preseason contest with the Bills, contributing one catch for five yards.
Boldin, who will be 37 in October, spent the first seven years of his career in Arizona after being drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2003 draft. He spent three seasons with the Ravens and three with the 49ers before landing in Detroit last season.
Watkins’ health problems were his main issue in Buffalo, though. He’s struggled to stay on the field since his rookie season, and the trade to Los Angeles is a case of the Bills giving up on him as a long-term piece.
He sat out of eight games last year, and even before then, he wasn’t playing up to par. When healthy, he’s among the most explosive receivers in the league, but his health has held him back from being great. The Rams now get a chance with him if he ever returns to full form, as the team continues to try to pile up weapons for 2016 No. 1 pick Jared Goff.
Earlier in the offseason, the Rams signed Robert Woods as a free agent, and now he’ll be reunited with Watkins.
The Bills will instead work with Matthews and take a step back defensively by swapping out Ronald Darby for E.J. Gaines.