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Report: Jeremy Maclin Traveling To Buffalo, Will Meet With Bills Tuesday

Update:

Paul Peck reports that free agent WR Jeremy Maclin is traveling to Buffalo Monday night and is scheduled to meet with the Bills on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post reported that the Bills had “preliminary talks” to sign Maclin. Beyond that,

LeSean McCoy told reporters (per Mike Rodak) at his charity softball game that he has been recruiting Maclin to sign with the Bills and added: “Don’t be surprised if it happens.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor also mentioned that he plans to approach the team’s coaching staff this week about the possibility of them signing Maclin, per Rodak. Taylor added that he would “love to have” Maclin join the Bills and intends to reach out to Maclin as soon as he gets his phone number, per Rodak.

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Mike Garafolo of NFL Media (per Sal Capaccio) said Monday that he expects free agent WR Jeremy Maclin to have between four to five serious suitors in the coming days.

According to Garafolo, “the Bills’ draw will be tempting” for Maclin. However, Garafolo adds that the situation with Maclin will really begin later today, given that the Chiefs cut him late on Friday, which means he won’t officially be a free agent until the league day closes.

 

Maclin has yet to schedule a meeting with a prospective team since he was surprising released last week, but it would not be surprising to see him set up a visit in the coming days, considering that he’s the best available free agent.

Some speculative options that come up for Maclin include the Bills, Ravens, 49ers, Rams and Browns.

Maclin, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. He spent five years with the Eagles before signing a five-year, $55 million contract that included $22.5 million guaranteed with the Chiefs in 2015.

Maclin was set to make a base salary of $9.75 million for the 2017 season when the Chiefs released him in a move that freed up $10 million of available cap space last week.

In 2016, Maclin appeared in 12 games and caught 44 passes for 536 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 78 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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