Super Bowl-winning WR visits Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills welcome visiting free agent receiver Marquez Valdez-Scantling, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The veteran is visiting One Bills Drive after recently visiting the Los Angeles Chargers.

Valdez-Scantling, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who caught 186 passes for 3,155 yards and 16 touchdowns during his six-year NFL career, begins two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs in which he won the Super Super. Balls. He caught 63 passes for 1,0002 yards throughout his time with the Chiefs.

Once an intriguing prospect from South Florida in whom Buffalo had interest before the draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Valdez-Scantling in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He started 39 games for the Pack over the course of his four years in Green Bay.

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If signed, Valdez-Scantling would add experience and speed to the Bills receiving corps that has seen a lot of turnover this offseason. The team parted ways with veterans Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis in the offseason, adding rookie Keon Coleman and free agent Curtis Samuel to a unit whose only real returning contributor is Khalil Shakir.

Valdes-Scantling, 29, already has a 4.37 40-yard dash time; his speed would be useful in a Buffalo receiving corps currently generally lacking that attribute. That said, Valdez-Scantling wouldn’t move any needles; he probably won’t supplant Coleman, Samuel or Shakir on the depth chart, and it’s hard to imagine him usurping Dalton Kincaid – or even Dawson Knox – in the pecking order of target shares. At best, he would project as a fifth target on the offense, taking snaps from training camp to intriguing prospects like Justin Shorter and Tyrell Shavers and recovery projects like former second-round pick KJ Hamer.

Either way, it’s never a bad idea to add experience and a championship pedigree. He would bring some Super Bowl experience to Buffalo’s wide receiver room; he caught three passes for 20 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s Super Bowl LVIII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.