Bills acquire wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Vikings

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By WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills have made a major move, trading for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs and a 2021 seventh round pick for four draft picks, including their first round pick this year

The @buffalobills have acquired WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh round pick from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a 2020 first round pick, fifth round pick, sixth round pick and a 2021 fourth round pick. pic.twitter.com/0ZZta6qewG

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) March 20, 2020

Originally a fifth round pick out of Maryland in 2015, Diggs has played five years for the Vikings, tallying 365 catches for 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns. His 4,623 yards rank 14th in the NFL over that time period. Diggs caught 63 passes for 1,130 yards last season, averaging 17.9 yards a reception, fourth-most in the NFL.

Diggs signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings prior to the 2018 season worth $72 million. He has four years remaining on his deal and, according to Spotrac, will count $11.5 milion on the team's 2020 salary cap.

Stefon Diggs joins the #Bills on a 4 year, $47.5M contract with cap hits of $11.5M, $12M, $12M, & $12M.He leaves behind $9M of dead cap to the #Vikings, who clear $5.5M of space while adding 4 draft picks. https://t.co/vg6StA9rlZ

— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 17, 2020

The Bills held the No. 22 overall pick in the draft, which will now go to the Vikings. The Bills' first pick is currently scheduled at the 54th overall selection in Round 2. They now have a second, third, fourth, fifth, two sixth round picks, and a seventh round pick in this year's draft.

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