LeSean McCoy Says 'Don't Be Surprised' If Jeremy Maclin Signs with Bills

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 02:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate  Jeremy Maclin #18 against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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LeSean McCoy told reporters "don't be surprised" if Jeremy Maclin signs with the Buffalo Bills during an appearance at his charity softball game on Sunday, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak

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#Bills are in "preliminary talks" 2 sign Jeremy Maclin, per source. LeSean McCoy is recruiting the WR and the team wants him onboard as well

Maclin, 29, was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday and previously spent six seasons as McCoy's teammate after both were drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. 

A season ago, the Bills were plagued by woes in the pass-catching department as they sputtered to a 7-9 finish. All told, Buffalo ranked 31st overall in average receiving yards per game (203.1)—ahead of only the San Francisco 49ers

Sammy Watkins' extended injury-induced absence played a part in that, to be sure, but the depth of the Bills' receiving corps left plenty to be desired. 

And while Buffalo addressed its need for additional playmakers by selecting Zay Jones in the second round of the 2017 draft, Maclin would represent an upgrade on the outside for a team that could use veteran reinforcements to take some pressure off McCoy and the running game. 

As things stand, the Bills' top receivers outside of Watkins and Jones are former Oakland Raiders wideout Andre Holmes and ex-Carolina Panther Corey Brown. 

"That would be cool to have another weapon on the offense," McCoy said, per Rodak. "But you never know. A lot of things would have to work out for that to happen. You know how the business goes."


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