Are we close to seeing a LeSean McCoy - Jeremy Maclin reunion in Buffalo with the Bills?
According to McCoy, that very well might be the case.
Speaking at his charity softball game in Rochester on Sunday, McCoy commented on the chance Buffalo signs his good friend:
LeSean McCoy said "don't be surprised" if Jeremy Maclin ends up with Buffalo Bills. McCoy's been recruiting him.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) June 4, 2017
Jeff Hunter has explained the relatively strong plausibility of this move happening, and the plethora of reasons why the Bills signing Maclin would be logical.
And now, McCoy’s comment undoubtedly adds fuel to the speculation fire.
Also there was this:
Tyrod Taylor said he's going to get Jeremy Maclin's phone number from LeSean McCoy and join the recruiting effort.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) June 4, 2017
Maclin recently got married, and McCoy was in his wedding party. The two were back-to-back selections by the Eagles in the 2009 draft, and spent six seasons together in Philadelphia.
The former first-round wideout is 28 years old. In an injury-riddled 2016, Maclin had 44 catches for 536 yards with two receiving touchdowns. In 2015, he had 87 receptions for 1,008 yards with eight scores.
Over the past two seasons with the Chiefs, Maclin was relegated to a possession-type role in Kansas City’s vertically challenged offense. He averaged 12.4 yards per grab.
In his five years with the Eagles, he averaged 13.9 yards per catch.
If added to the Bills roster, he’d be a legitimate deep threat who’s also proven he can be a high-volume pass-catching option in his impressive NFL career.
The recruiting efforts of McCoy and Tyrod could go a long way in Buffalo signing the veteran receiver.
Update: Apparently, whatever contact has been going on has been effective. HuffPost’s Jordan Schultz is reporting that there are “preliminary talks” going on between Maclin and the Bills. Stay woke.