With prompting from running back LeSean McCoy, free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin is making the Buffalo Bills the first stop in his bid to land a new job.
The Bills announced they were hosting Maclin for a visit on Tuesday, four days after the seven-year veteran was released by the Kansas City Chiefs for salary-cap reasons. Maclin has twice topped 1,000 yards receiving, but is coming off a season in which he was slowed by injuries and had career lows with 44 catches, 536 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
McCoy revealed during his charitable softball tournament last weekend that he began lobbying for the Bills to sign Maclin. McCoy said it wouldn’t be a surprise if the receiver signed with Buffalo.
The two spent five seasons playing together in Philadelphia, and McCoy was a member of Maclin’s wedding party last month.
Maclin is also familiar with several members of Buffalo’s coaching staff, including first-time head coach Sean McDermott, who was the Eagles defensive coordinator in 2009-10.
Buffalo lacks experienced depth at receiver behind starter Sammy Watkins.