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Free agent Jeremy Maclin to visit Buffalo Bills, per report

The receiver is on his way.

Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is on his way to visit with the Buffalo Bills, according to Paul Peck. Maclin was released by the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

Maclin and Bills running back LeSean McCoy were drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the same year. They were so close, Shady was a groomsman in the receiver's wedding this offseason. The draw of familiarity with McCoy coupled with the amount of available cap space could make Buffalo an ideal fit. Bills coach Sean McDermott was also with the Eagles during that time.

Maclin would step into a starting role in Buffalo, allowing rookie Zay Jones time to develop his route tree from the slot. It is also an intriguing long-term option with Sammy Watkins entering a contract year.

Wasted on Alex Smith's arm strength in Kansas City, Maclin could be the field-stretching option the Bills' passing game needs to allow Watkins, Jones, McCoy, Charles Clay, and Patrick DiMarco to work underneath. At this point in the offseason, it would be a great add and Bufao will get the first shot.