It took a week to find out what was eating Buffalo wideout Stefon Diggs last week, when he blew off Day 1 of the Bills‘ mandatory minicamp
Diggs apparently is frustrated with his role and lack of voice in the play-calling of the Buffalo offense, according to a report published Sunday by The Boston Globe.
Last week’s hullabaloo apparently was a carryover from the Bills‘ playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last season, when Diggs was clearly frustrated with what was happening — or not happening — on the field, per the report
Diggs had four catches for 35 yards on 10 targets in that 27-10 divisional loss to the Bengals on Jan. 22.
Diggs stormed out of the locker room after the loss, not to be seen at all during the voluntary offseason program. He was M.I.A. for the first day of camp last Tuesday but returned for Day 2, when Bills coach Sean McDermott said the 29-year-old had been excused from the first practice. McDermott was “very concerned” with Diggs’ absence just the day before
“I feel like we’re in a real good spot so the rest of it though, the details I want to respectfully keep those conversations in house,” McDermott told reporters Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Bills quarterback Josh Allen told reporters that he and Diggs were “working on some things” that were “not football-related.
Diggs caught 108 passes for 1,429 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2022. His catches ranked fourth in the NFL, his yards fifth and his TD receptions were tied for third.
Diggs signed a four-year, $96 million extension in April 2022 and is set to make $24.415 million in 2023. That puts him fifth among all wide receivers for the 2023 season, per Spotrac.
–Field Level Media