Top NewsSources - Bills finalize trade of star WR Stephen Diggs to Texans

Sources – Bills finalize trade of star WR Stephen Diggs to Texans

The Buffalo Bills are finalizing a trade to send four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans for draft-pick compensation, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

The Bills will receive a 2025 second-round pick (via the Minnesota Vikings), a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick in exchange for Diggs. The Texans acquired that pick from the Vikings when they traded a 2024 first-round pick to the Texans last month.

To Bills quarterback Josh Allen's hit, “Sure?” The trade comes a day after Tix responded to a social media user's announcement by replying.

It's the latest win-now move for the Texans, who surrounded CJ Stroud with veteran talent this offseason.

The Texans traded for tight end Joe Mixon last month to sign him to a three-year, $27 million extension from the Cincinnati Bengals. They also made a change on the defensive side, signing star pass-rusher Daniel Hunter to a two-year, $49 million contract, including $48 million guaranteed, in free agency.

Diggs joins a loaded Texans offense that includes Stroud, the NFL's reigning offensive rookie of the year, as well as Mixon, receivers Nico Collins and Dank Dell and tight end Dalton Schultz.

In the 2023 season, Dell was on pace for 1,205 receiving yards before suffering a season-ending injury in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos in Week 13. Dell and Stroud finished with the eighth-most passing yards by a first-year quarterback. Wide receiver doubles (709). Collins finished eighth in receiving yards (1,297) and had eight touchdowns.

Last month, the Texans attempted to trade for Keenan Allen and offered a Day 2 pick from the 2025 draft. The Los Angeles Chargers sent Allen to the Chicago Bears instead, but it was a sign the Texans were eager to improve their receiver core to help Stroud in his second season.

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Meanwhile, the Bills have moved on from several players this offseason. Buffalo released cornerbacks Tre'Davis White and Jordan Boyer and starting center Mitch Morse in salary cap moves. Additionally, receiver Gabriel Davis signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and outside linebacker Leonard Floyd signed with the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.

Last season, Diggs publicly expressed his desire to stay with the Bills several times. The three-time captain signed a four-year, $104 million contract extension in April 2022.

After trading Dix, the Bills will have a $31.096 million debt charge next season, according to the roster management system.

ESPN's DJ Bien-Aime and Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.

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