Source: Ex-Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to join Bills

Former Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling plans to sign a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million with the Bills, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

The deal includes a $1.125 million signing bonus, the source said.

The Chiefs released Valdes-Scantling in February in a move to free up $12 million on their salary cap.

Valdes-Scantling, 29, played two seasons with the Chiefs after signing as a free agent from the Green Bay Packers. He caught 42 passes in 2022 and 21 last season but often had his biggest moments in the playoffs.

He caught eight passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals after the 2022 season.

Last season he caught a pass to secure the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game win over the Baltimore Ravens and had the Chiefs’ first touchdown in their Super Bowl LVIII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Valdes-Scantling was fifth in receptions on the Chiefs in the 2023 regular season.

A fifth-round pick by the Packers in 2018, he has 186 receptions for 3,155 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.


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