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Bills reportedly trading Stefon Diggs to Texans for 2025 second-round draft pick

In Sports
April 03, 2024
Stefon Diggs was acquired by the Bills in 2020 in a deal that sent the draft pick that turned into Justin Jefferson to the Vikings. (Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

As part of the deal, the Bills will get a 2025 second-round pick (via Minnesota) and the Texans will acquire Diggs, 30, and a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick.

Since the Bills traded Diggs, who is signed through 2027, prior to June 1, they will take on a $31 million dead cap charge next season.

A separation between Diggs and the Bills, who acquired him in a trade with the Vikings in 2020 as part of a package that include a 2020 second-round pick that turned into Justin Jefferson, seemed inevitable. After offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was replaced by Joe Brady in November, Diggs’ production dropped. His targets and average receiving yards per game decreased and he only recorded one touchdown the rest of the regular season. That after posting five games of at least 100-plus receiving yards by mid-October.

Diggs also responded to an X user’s question about whether he was “essential” to the success of Bills quarterback Josh Allen by posting, “You sure?”

Trevon Diggs, Stefon’s brother and Dallas Cowboys cornerback, had been publicly calling on Stefon to leave Buffalo.

The acquisition of Diggs adds to a busy offseason for Texans general manager Nick Caserio. Along with Diggs, he has added defensive end Danielle Hunter, defensive tackle Denico Autry, cornerbacks Jeff Okudah and CJ Henderson, and running back Joe Mixon, among others.

Last season, the Texans improved their record by seven wins, finishing 10-7 and winning the AFC South under first-year head coach Demeco Ryans and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud.

Now Stroud will have another weapon to go with wide receivers Nico Collins and Tank Dell, as well as tight end Dalton Schultz.

Offseason of change for Bills, too

After four straight AFC East division titles, and losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in three of those four seasons, the Bills are shaking up the roster. Along with Diggs, wide receiver Gabe Davis, center Mitch Morse, cornerback Tre‘Davious White, safety Jordan Poyer, and linebacker Leonard Floyd are among those who have moved on this offseason.

By losing Davis and trading Diggs, the Bills’ wide receiver depth chart is led by Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, and Mack Hollins, along with Dalton Kincaid and Dawson Knox at tight end.

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