June 24, 2024

The Buffalo Bills have signed wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a one-year contract worth up to $4.5 million, according to reports. Valdes-Scantling, previously with the Kansas City Chiefs, aims to enhance Josh Allen’s performance this season. Following a visit on Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Bills secured Valdes-Scantling with a deal that includes a $1.125 million signing bonus. The contract features incentives to minimize his cap hit.

This signing comes nearly three weeks after the 2024 NFL Draft, where the Bills selected wide receiver Keon Coleman early in the second round. Adding Valdes-Scantling solidifies a receiving corps that includes Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, and tight ends Dalton Kincaid and Dawson Knox, giving Allen a strong set of targets for the upcoming season.

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling signs one-year deal with Bills

Valdes-Scantling has been a topic of interest among Bills fans, including analyst Bruce Nolan, who recently highlighted him as a top remaining free agent due to his veteran experience and field-stretching ability. The 29-year-old started his career with the Green Bay Packers after being drafted in the fifth round in 2018. While his overall stats may not stand out, his career average of 17.0 yards per reception underscores his deep-threat capability. In 2022 with the Chiefs, he recorded nearly 700 yards on 42 receptions with two touchdowns, though his production dipped in 2023 (21 receptions, 315 yards, 1 touchdown).

While Valdes-Scantling may not become a breakout star at 29, he has a history of making tough catches against the Bills. His addition provides Allen with another deep-threat option, diversifying Buffalo’s offensive strategies.

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