Diggs not at Bills’ mandatory minicamp, McDermott ‘very concerned’

Diggs not at Bills' mandatory minicamp, McDermott 'very concerned'

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that wide receiver Stefon Diggs is not present for the team’s mandatory minicamp, according to team reporter Maddy Glab.

McDermott added he’s “very concerned” about the Pro Bowler’s absence.

Diggs is the only player not in attendance, but he was present at the team’s headquarters for pre-minicamp medical testing Monday, his agent said.

Stefon Diggs’ agent, Adisa Bakari, said his client is in Buffalo, has been in Buffalo since yesterday morning, took his physical, met with the head coach and GM the past two days and the Pro-Bowl WR “will be there for the entirety of the minicamp.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2023

Private talks between Diggs’ camp and the team have been ongoing for some time, and both sides thought they were on the same page, a source told CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson. There’s hope that McDermott will clarify his comments soon, Anderson added.

Those talks weren’t related to money, Anderson reports.

The 29-year-old had a sideline spat with quarterback Josh Allen during the club’s 27-10 divisional-round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He later defended the outburst in a series of tweets, stating he refused to be fine with losing.

Allen had Diggs’ back Tuesday. “I know internally we’re working on some things,” the signal-caller said, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. “Not football-related, but Stef, he’s my guy. Excuse my … I f—–g love him. He’s a brother of mine. This does not work, what we’re doing here, without him.”

Diggs is under contract through the 2027 season. He signed a four-year, $96-million extension in April 2022 that included $70 million in guarantees, according to Over the Cap.

He posted 108 receptions, 1,429 yards, and a career-high 11 touchdowns with the Bills last year, earning a third-consecutive Pro Bowl selection.

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