Jeremy Maclin meeting with Bills, Ravens
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 15:01
Maclin, who was released earlier this week by the Kansas City Chiefs, began his free agency tour in Buffalo on Tuesday. In fact the biggest hurdle the Ravens have in signing Maclin is the stiff competition that is already taking place.
Maclin has significant ties to the Bills, and he could be a great fit in Buffalo due to a lack of high-end talent at wideout. McCoy and Maclin played together in Philadelphia, before they both were part of Chip Kelly's offensive purge before the 2015 season.
Maclin, 29, is coming off a season in which he posted career lows in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns as he battled groin injuries throughout the season. The teams' only option would be to release some veteran players or restructure a few contracts to make room for some immediate money.
Before the disastrous 2016 campaign, Decker finished the 2015 season with 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns, as per ESPN.
Reid said Tyreek Hill, a Pro Bowler last season, will likely get the first crack at replacing Maclin at the "Z" position, the spotlight receiver spot in Reid's West Coast offense.
Center Eric Wood, guards Richie Incognito and John Miller and tackles Cordy Glenn and either Jordan Mills or Buffalo's other second-round pick, Dion Dawkins, are a group that opened enough holes for Buffalo to lead the National Football League in rushing last season.
No Chiefs wide receiver has more experience than fourth-year pass catchers Wilson and Thomas.
When Maclin's deal was up at the end of 2014, he had an important decision to make. "You just have to be aware of their workload and what's going on". "I haven't changed on that". Maclin provides an upgrade to a team that was mid-tier in passing yards last season (12th).
The best guess here is Maclin, who can still stress defenses downfield, lands in Buffalo, and Decker, at 6-3 the superior red-zone producer and slot weapon, goes to the Ravens.