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Buffalo Bills agree to trade Stefon Diggs to the Houston for 2025

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Stefon Diggs, the talented wide receiver, has been traded for the second time in his career. This time, he’s leaving the Buffalo Bills and heading to the Houston Texans. It’s a big change for Diggs, who was a key player for the Bills.

The Buffalo Bills are trading their star receiver, Stefon Diggs, to the Houston Texans. They’re tossing in a couple of late-round draft picks too. In return, they’re snagging a second-round pick for 2025. The deal was announced Wednesday. Basically, the Bills are shaking things up by letting go of Diggs, but they’re getting some future draft picks in return.

Diggs leaving Buffalo means quarterback Josh Allen loses his favorite receiver. This also ends their partnership that has changed the Bills’ passing records since Diggs joined in 2020. Together, they made the Bills’ offense one of the best in the NFL and helped them win four AFC East titles in a row. Since he came from Minnesota in 2020, Diggs has gained over 1,100 receiving yards each season with Buffalo. In his first year with Josh Allen, he even led the NFL with 127 catches and 1,535 yards.

With Diggs on the team, it’s likely that running back Joe Mixon will have more space to run throughout the season. Plus, having tight end Dalton Schultz and a solid offensive line adds to the strength of the Houston offense for the 2024 season.

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Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after a reception against the Rams
Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after a reception against the Rams

General manager Nick Caserio deserves credit for making smart moves during the offseason to support their young Pro Bowl quarterback. This sets up Stroud to keep improving after his successful rookie year.

Buffalo seemed ready to ditch Diggs, who was a big target for Allen during his time there, racking up over 5,000 yards and 37 touchdowns in four seasons.

But things changed when Ken Dorsey got the boot and Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator. Suddenly, Diggs wasn’t getting as much action on the field. In the last stretch of games, he never hit the 100-yard mark, and his playing time dropped from about 90% to the 60s.

Then there was last summer’s drama. Diggs missed some mandatory stuff, and coach Sean McDermott wasn’t too thrilled about it. Even though they tried to move past it, things just didn’t feel right.

Now, trading Diggs has left Buffalo with a hefty $31 million dead cap. And they didn’t even get a 2024 pick in return, showing they were really eager to move on.

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Losing Diggs leaves a big gap in Buffalo’s receiver lineup, especially since they also lost Gabe Davis in free agency. Right now, Allen’s main targets are Khalil Shakir, Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins, K.J. Hamler, and Justin Shorter.

A lot of people were thinking the Bills would pick up a first-round receiver. Now, with Diggs gone, those predictions are getting louder.

Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is thinking something in the NFL game.
Bills wide reBills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is thinking something in the NFL game.

Dumping Diggs is just one part of Buffalo Bills big offseason shake-up. They’ve also said goodbye to Davis, Mitch Morse, Jordan Poyer, Tre’Davious White, and a bunch of others.

Even though getting rid of Diggs won’t really save the Bills much money, it’s part of a bigger plan to change up the team. They’ve had to make some tough choices because they needed to cut costs. They let go of some key players like center Mitch Morse, cornerback Tre’Davious White, and safety Jordan Poyer. Plus, they lost Gabriel Davis, who was their second-best receiver, to free agency.

But it’s not all bad news. They still have Khalil Shakir, who had a good season last year, starting in 10 games. And they picked up Curtis Samuel and Mack Hollins in free agency, so they’ve got some new talent coming in.

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Without Diggs, the Bills are likely going to focus on picking a receiver early in this month’s draft. They’ve got the 28th pick in the first round.

We knew the Bills would be different this year. Trading Diggs really emphasizes that, big time.

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