Drama surrounding Stefon Diggs and his whereabouts at Buffalo Bills’ minicamp emerged in Western New York Tuesday morning. But after a frantic spell, clarity is starting to appear.
Bills coach Sean McDermott expressed concern over the star receiver’s whereabouts at minicamp. This had become a recurring theme for Diggs, who has not appeared at any Bills offseason workouts thus far.
Several hours later, both Diggs’ agent and the Bills provided needed clarity on the minicamp drama.
Stefon’s agent told NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, “There are things being worked out — on the way to being worked out.”
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 13, 2023
The Bills then, according to ProFootballTalk, later clarified. “According to the team, Diggs was present on Monday and on Tuesday morning. The Bills say Diggs left before the start of Tuesday’s practice,” Mike Florio of PFT wrote.
A quandary appears to have mounted between Buffalo and their star receiver. Pelissero pointed out in a tweet that Diggs will make $24.415 million in 2023. That included a hefty signing bonus, and his contract is untradeable mainly because of significant amounts of dead cap.
#Bills WR Stefon Diggs, who is absent from mandatory minicamp today, is making $24.415 million in 2023, including a $22.745M signing bonus as part of a March restructure. A mountain of dead cap means his contract isn't really tradeable from Buffalo's end. An unusual situation.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 13, 2023
So, from Diggs’ perspective, it’s a wonder what the fuss is about or what could be worked out. But obviously, something has created a situation here where unrest has been created. The Bills will have to carefully navigate through this, as will Stefon Diggs, so we’ll see how this all plays out.