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The Buffalo Bills have reworked the contract of star receiver Stefon Diggs, per ESPN’s Field Yates, and that could lead to a pursuit of Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.
Per Yates, Diggs’ new deal clears $8 million off the books for the Bills during the upcoming season. Meawhile, Ertz is due $8.25 million. The Eagles can remove that amount by cutting or trading Ertz after June 1.
Ertz, 30, was a first-round draft pick in 2013 and has spent his entire career with the Eagles. But talk of the sides moving on has spread since the end of the season. And with teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns also competing in the AFC, the Bills know they’ll need to find quarterback Josh Allen even more help on offense.
Ertz appeared in 11 games last season, catching 36 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown. Those were career-low numbers, but keep in mind that the Eagles underwent some quarterbacking issues in 2020. Carson Wentz played most of the season, but he was then benched in favor of Jaylen Hurts.
Wentz has since been traded to the Indianapolis Colts, and from the sounds of things, an Ertz relocation may not be far behind. Could that new location be Buffalo? Apparently, the answer could be yes.