The Buffalo Bills won’t be signing Jeremy Maclin after all. Adam Schefter was the first with the news followed mere seconds later by Ian Rapoport, reporting that Maclin and the Baltimore Ravens had agreed on a two-year deal. The Ravens confirmed the move soon thereafter.
Buffalo had been a favorite to land the former Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles receiver. He had multiple connections to players and coaches in Buffalo thanks to his two previous NFL stops. Instead, the Ravens and Joe Flacco were enough to lure Maclin away.
The Bills might now turn their attention to free agent Eric Decker, but the Ravens are still interested in him, as well, reports Schefter. Buffalo’s depth at wide receiver is lacking now with the oft-injured Sammy Watkins and unknown rookie Zay Jones at the top. Suspended wideout Walt Powell and journeymen Andre Holme, Rod Streater, and Brandon Tate will all fight for a role moving forward. Tight end Charles Clay, running back LeSean McCoy, and fullback Patrick DiMarco will also be relied on more heavily based on the news.