AP Source: Bills acquires WR Diggs in trade with Vikings


BUFFALO, New York, USA (AP) – The Buffalo Bills are set to acquire wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press Monday.

The Bills agreed to trade four draft picks, including a first round this year (22nd overall) in order to obtain the fifth-year player who has exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons, the source reported. He spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until the start of the league year on Wednesday.

The deal was first reported by FoxSports.com.

At Diggs, the Bills provide third-year quarterback Josh Allen to a stellar catcher in an offense that was the NFL’s 24th in yards and 26 in the air offense last season.

It’s a major move for Bills general manager Brandon Beane, who has avoided major signings in free agency or via trade in his previous three seasons in office.

Diggs’ arrival comes a year after the Bills reinforced their receiving corps with the signings of Cole Beasley and John Brown in free agency.

Diggs has four years remaining on a five-season, $ 72 million extension that he signed in July 2018 and went into effect last season.