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Lesean Mccoy is trying to work his magic to bring recently cut Kansas City wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to Buffalo. Mccoy isn’t the only former Eagle now residing in Buffalo as head coach Sean Mcdermott and QB coach David Culley both spent time in Philadelphia with Maclin. The Bills will have Maclin come in for a visit on Tuesday but they’ll have to hold off the Baltimore Ravens who have scheduled a Maclin visit for Wednesday.
Maclin, a Missouri product, started his career with the Eagles before moving to Kansas City as a free agent in 2015. After catching 87 passes and 8 touchdowns in 2015, Maclin’s numbers dropped this past season as he caught only 44 passes and 2 touchdowns. Still, there is life in this veteran 29 year old receiver. He will certainly not seek a contract anywhere near his 10 million dollar base salary at Kansas City and would be a good bargain for a team needing help at the position. The problem for Baltimore is that they are right up against the salary cap ceiling with only 3.6 million dollars available. The Bills, on the other hand, have 12.3 million dollars free.
Both the Bills and Ravens need help at the position and will push hard to sign Maclin. The Bills pass offense was anemic last year and could be boosted big time by the addition of Maclin, if only to help mentor young receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. The Ravens had better success through the air last year, but now lose retired receiver Steve Smith Sr. Either team is a good fit for Maclin, the question is whether last year’s low production totals were a blip in the radar or the beginning of a trend for the 8 year veteran.
Source: BleedingGreenNation · Photo Credit: Keystone Press