Report: Jeremy Maclin leaves Buffalo with no deal, headed to Baltimore

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Jeremy Maclin is onto Baltimore.

Literally, and perhaps figuratively.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the former Chiefs wide receiver has finished his visit with the Bills and is moving onto his next one with the Ravens.

That means that despite the best lobbying efforts of Buffalo players, Maclin is leaving town without a deal. It also calls into question whether the Bills front office’s interest in the veteran wideout matched their players’.

Now, he’ll talk to a Ravens team in desperate need of targets. After the retirement of Steve Smith and the season-ending injury to tight end Dennis Pitta, they need all the help they can get.

And others now know there’s at least a shot, if they want to get in on Maclin.

14 responses to “Report: Jeremy Maclin leaves Buffalo with no deal, headed to Baltimore

  1. This Chiefs fan who was sorry to see J-Mac go is glad he probably won’t be playing for the Bills. He deserves better weather than that and the Bills have given my Chiefs a lot of problems over the years. Besides, Baltimore is much closer to his old Philly stomping grounds.

  2. Ravens should throw a 6th to the Jets for Decker and sign Maclin for about $3.5M/year. They’d immediately come to middle of the pack, at minimum, in terms of receiving corps.

  3. I am sure that it is a money issue. JMac was slated to make $ 10 Mil in KC. He is probably looking for something in that neighborhood.
    The Bills are looking at him coming off an injury. He may have to hear from a second source that he is not worth $ 10 Mil. I’m sure the Ravens will be that second source.

  4. He must want to win some playoff games which means he’ll sign with us.Bills have no chance to get past the Patriots.The Ravens were inches away from winning the division and put up good fight vs Pats despite losing our best CB in the first quarter.

  5. This isn’t uncommon. Mario Williams also left Buffalo, only to sign the next day~. One thing is for certain, Baltimore cannot offer Maclin more than Buffalo. Also, if you’re being courted, wouldn’t you want a secondary evaluation of your worth to leverage against other teams? Nothing to see here. If it’s not Buffalo, it’s not Baltimore, either.

  6. The Ravens suddenly have leverage against Maclin and Decker.

    They should dangle a fair but not insane contract to both.

    First to sign gets the bigger money.

    The second gets less, or has to play in Buffalo…or Cleveland.

  7. The Ravens now have $5.6 million in cap space after releasing Dennis Pitatoday. The Bills have about $13 million. We will see what each team is willing to offer

  8. Cap room does not tell the whole story. Contract term, signing bonus, workout bonus, etc.

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    eroschmidt says:
    Jun 7, 2017 6:06 PM

    The Ravens now have $5.6 million in cap space after releasing Dennis Pitatoday. The Bills have about $13 million. We will see what each team is willing to offer

  9. I guarantee Buffalo offered Maclin a good sized contract, say 2-3yrs, 17-25M at 8.5M a season, but considering he is a slight injury risk I’m sure not much of it was guaranteed, which is what he is seeking.
    If the Ravens are willing to pony up a bunch of guaranteed money then so be it, they can have him. IMO, Baltimore won’t offer up as large of a contract, but will guarantee most of it, if not all of it. So depending on how close the difference will be which team he chooses. The Ravens have a couple of good receivers, but for the most part the position is weak and he would assume the #1 wr spot(Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman, Mike Wallace). The Bills on the other hand have a pretty strong core, but Maclin would man the #2 wr position day 1(Sammy Watkins, Jeremy Maclin, Zay Jones/Andre Holmes.

    So I’ll say he ends up in Baltimore.

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