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Apr 3, 2024 12:07 pm

Reports: Bills trading WR Stefon Diggs to Texans

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The Buffalo Bills are trading four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

The Texans also get a 2024 sixth-round pick and 2025 fifth-round pick, per the reports. The Bills’ second-rounder is via the Minnesota Vikings.

The trade ends Diggs’ sometimes rocky tenure in Buffalo, where he has earned Pro Bowl honors all four seasons. It also comes hours after a social media back-and-forth with Robert Griffin III, who asserted that Diggs was not essential to the success of Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

“You sure?” Diggs replied.

Buffalo entered the offseason $47 million over the salary cap and has lost multiple starters from the division championship roster.

Diggs turns 31 in November but has produced at a high level since the Bills acquired him from the Minnesota Vikings in 2020.

Houston’s financial commitment could be just one season because of the structure of guaranteed cash payouts. The Texans can part with Diggs after the 2024 season if desired without a cap hit because his $18 million salary for 2025, $19.1 million for 2026 and $14.5 million in 2027 isn’t guaranteed.

Diggs and the Bills were at odds multiple times since he signed a four-year, $96 million contract with $70 million guaranteed in April 2022. Almost exactly two years later, Buffalo hit reset at the wide receiver position.

Khalil Shakir, a fifth-round pick in 2022, is the top returning wide receiver from the 2023 season with 39 receptions for 611 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to Diggs, No. 2 receiver Gabe Davis (45 receptions, seven TDs in 2023) signed with the Jaguars in free agency.

Buffalo has added two receivers — Commanders free agent Curtis Samuel and former Falcons receiver Mack Hollins.

Samuel has four career 50-plus-catch seasons and had 126 total receptions the past two seasons. Diggs caught 215 passes for 3,613 yards and 19 touchdowns since he signed the new deal with the Bills on April 6, 2022.

Diggs has 810 career catches for 9,995 yards and 67 touchdowns in 136 games (128 starts) with the Minnesota Vikings (2015-19) and Bills.

Diggs joins an offense that also now includes running back Joe Mixon, whom the Texans also traded for to bolster weapons for second-year quarterback C.J. Stroud. Tank Dell and tight end Dalton Schultz are also in place for 2024.

–Field Level Media

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