Embarrassing Bills Report Illustrates Disastrous WR Room at OTAs

Chase Claypool had only four catches for 26 yards with the Dolphins
Chase Claypool had only four catches for 26 yards with the Dolphins / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen and the Bills have waged several epic wars against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, though they'll have a new-look offense next year after trading star WR Stefon Diggs to the Texans in the offseason.

Without Diggs or Gabe Davis, who also departed, Buffalo's wide receiver group is suddenly full of unproven players. They drafted Florida State's Keon Coleman to help alleviate the issue but early reports out of OTAs indicate the position is in dire straights.

Journeyman Chase Claypool, who wore out his welcome in brief stints with Chicago and Miami before joining Buffalo, has reportedly been the most consistent wideout so far. Considering his past, that's a bad sign for Bills fans.

Chase Claypool Reportedly 'Most Consistent' WR at Bills OTAs

Bills beat writer Matt Parrino said that Claypool is making a run at the 53-man roster after being the most consistent receiver throughout practice. If there's one thing Claypool's early career has been defined by, it's inconsistency, so he's either transformed his game or Buffalo's other receivers are struggling.

Claypool has only eight catches for 77 yards over the last two years combined after a promising start in Pittsburgh. He's got strong size and a solid pedigree but waning effort and dipping performance have plagued him. Perhaps he's turning his career around with the Bills, though I'd be worried if I were Josh Allen.

Buffalo's projected depth chart includes Khalil Shakir, Coleman, Curtis Samuel, former Chief Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Mack Hollins. The Chiefs have their own issues at receiver but I'd take Kansas City's group every day of the week over that bunch.

This report might just be a beat reporter giving Claypool some shine, or it could be a sign of larger problems to come in Buffalo. They're trying to rebuild the offense on the fly while in Kansas City, the Chiefs are busy preparing for a shot at a three-peat.

As it stands, the Chiefs have the best odds to win the AFC (+370) at FanDuel Sportsbook, and the Bills are tied for third-best with the Cincinnati Bengals at +700. We'll see what happens the rest of the summer but I know who my money resides with.

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