Former Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling visits Bills amid Chargers buzz

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is in Buffalo to meet with the Bills on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Valdes-Scantling was released by the Chiefs on February 28, saving the team $12 million against the salary cap.

Schefter noted that the 29-year-old previously visited the Los Angeles Chargers. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler initially reported the Chargers’ interest in the former fifth-round pick during an April 5 appearance on NFL Live (1h00).

After recording 1,807 total receiving yards from 2020 to 2022, Valdes-Scantling failed to live up to expectations with Kansas City in 2023. Although he appeared in 16 games, he only made 21 catches for 315 yards and a touchdown.

Still, he has proven to be a deep threat and could rejuvenate his career playing alongside Josh Allen in Buffalo’s high-powered offense. The Bills front office already looks a lot different than it does in 2023, as Gabe Davis joined the Jacksonville Jaguars on a three-year deal in free agency.

Less than a month later, Buffalo traded star Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans. The Bills offered Diggs a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick in exchange for a 2025 second-round selection.

While general manager Brandon Beane mitigated losses by selecting former Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman in the second round of the 2024 draft, Buffalo could still use some depth at the position.

The Chargers also faced offseason losses of their own, releasing Mike Williams before the start of the new league year and trading franchise icon Keenan Allen to the Chicago Bears on March 14.

As the Bills attempt to win their fifth straight AFC East crown, they could add Valdes-Scantling to help expand the field and keep it from heading to another playoff contender like Los Angeles.