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LeSean McCoy: “Don’t be surprised” if Buffalo Bills sign Jeremy Maclin | Buffalo Rumblings

Jeff Hunter has explained the relatively strong plausibility of this move happening, and the plethora of reasons why the Bills signing Maclin would be logical.

And now, McCoy’s comment undoubtedly adds fuel to the speculation fire.

Alex Smith “shocked” to lose “great teammate” Jeremy Maclin | ProFootballTalk

Smith has been around long enough to know that veteran players with big contracts are never safe — and with the arrival of first-round quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Smith himself isn’t safe for long either. But just because Smith understands the business, doesn’t mean he has to like it.

Chiefs took a risk by cutting Jeremy Maclin after five OTAs | ProFootballTalk

So, to summarize, they were willing to risk owing him $10 million, but they weren’t willing to keep him for 2017 at some dollar amount less than $10 million. And if the reason for the latter is that they wanted to give him a chance to make at or close to $10 million elsewhere, Maclin would have been in much better position to do that if they’d cut him on March 9, designated him as a post-June 1 release, and allowed him to hit the market while the money was still flowing.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smih shocked by release of Jeremy Maclin | The Kansas City Star

“Jeremy’s a great person, a great teammate, a great player,” Smith said. “On all those levels, (I’m) just kind of letting that sink in, I guess.”

Ask Terez: Analyzing the Chiefs’ release of Jeremy Maclin | The Kansas City Star

Well said. If I were a Chiefs fan, I’d be annoyed if Maclin were released solely for budgetary restraints and not, for example, to make room for a big-name addition. The offense stunk in the divisional-round loss to Pittsburgh, and I say the more weapons you have, the better. The Chiefs’ cap situation in 2018 isn’t good, so I do understand the move from a business perspective, because the Chiefs will save more next year by doing the move now than they would if they released Maclin after the season.

Ranking all 32 teams as landing spots for Jeremy Maclin after his surprising release | CBSSports.com

That's great news for the rest of the NFL. Suddenly, a receiver who's averaged roughly 68 catches, 914 yards, and seven touchdowns per season in his career is available. So, don't expect Maclin to last long on the open market. Someone -- maybe a contender, maybe a receiver-needy team with a ton of cap space -- will eagerly scoop him up.

With that, let's rank the 32 potential landing spots for Maclin, broken up into four tiers.

Breakdown: video emerges of Rob & Rex Ryan in Nashville bar fight | Buffalo Rumblings

Video has emerged of a small scuffle at a Nashville bar over the weekend involving former Buffalo Bills coaches Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan. The video was posted to Twitter late Sunday night and while it doesn’t look like a big scuffle, it certainly looks like it could have been.

4 NFL teams that need to sign Jeremy Maclin to have any shot at making the playoffs | For The Win

The Panthers aren’t in the greatest cap situation after inking Kawann Short to a big-money deal this offseason, but they have just enough space to make a deal with Maclin work. And they could certainly use him on the field. Carolina needs to find Cam Newton more receivers who can separate from man coverage. Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess just don’t have the speed or route-running ability to do so consistently. Maclin does.

Running back Knile Davis hoping to rejuvenate his career with the Steelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With Le’Veon Bell absent from OTAs while rehabbing a sports hernia and third-round pick James Conner out as he deals with a groin injury, the Steelers running back getting most of the reps this spring has been Knile Davis, the veteran free agent who was signed this spring to add depth in the backfield and to bolster a struggling kickoff return game.

“That’s really been helping me out,” Davis said of the heavy workload through the first two weeks of OTAs. “It’s been good, doing a lot of learning. I’ve been getting better every day.”