The Los Angeles Rams aren’t waiting to see their new star receiver in uniform before deciding if he’ll be part of their long-term plans.

After trading for Sammy Watkins on Friday, Rams general manager Les Snead said the team already knows they want to lock him up on a new contract as his current one expires after the season.

“Definitely,” Snead said, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “He’s 24, so you don’t just talk for the now. Because of the age, we’d like it to be long term instead of short term.”

Watkins joins former teammate Robert Woods in a revamped Rams receiver corps. Snead said the team also plans to keep former No. 1 pass catcher Tavon Austin after planning to make a run at Watkins since the Buffalo Bills didn’t pick up his fifth-year option this spring, per Gonzalez.

Snead says Watkins can bring the Rams offense to a new level.

“When you attack a team, you want to use the width of the field and the length of the field, and that’s what sped can do,” Snead said, according to Gonzalez. “It’s really about trying to open the field up.”

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