Stefon Diggs among handful of Buffalo Bills absent at OTA’s
On Tuesday, Stefon Diggs was a no-show for the Buffalo Bills first OTA session of the offseason.
Stefon Diggs was missing from the team’s first OTA session on Tuesday. Head Coach Sean McDermott was asked about this specifically and said that “As far as we know, he’s good to go“. Don’t forget that Diggs played with a torn oblique last season, and maybe he is following the trainer’s road to recovery.
Not only was Diggs absent, presumed WR3 Emmanuel Sanders wasn’t there either. Sal Cappacio also had an unofficial list of those who weren’t present. There isn’t a mandatory camp until June 15th-17th. It’s important to remember Star Lotulelei opted out due to COVID-19 last season, so maybe he is taking a slower ramp-up back to playing shape. To see RB’s Devin Singletary and Taiwan Jones on there is a bit of a surprise, given how much time the run game was stuck in first/second gear last year.
Adam Patrick of TheVikingAge, one of our sister sites here on FanSided, wrote about Stefon Diggs not being present at the start of these OTA’s. Patrick alluded to a similar situation that ultimately led to Diggs being traded to the Bills. In that instance, Diggs stated that everything was fine with the team and himself, but the actions proved otherwise.
Now I can get the fact that Vikings fans can still be upset that Diggs left, but the replacement value with Justin Jefferson almost gives no real reason to complain. This is where Diggs wants to be, in a passing offense where he is the star.
That definitely was the case last year, as Diggs wound up leading the NFL in catches and receiving yards. No disrespect to the Vikings, but Diggs’ true home is here in Buffalo. There shouldn’t be any worry even if Diggs doesn’t show up for the voluntary workouts. As long as he is present for the mandatory dates, then Buffalo Bills fans should rest assured for another Pro-Bowl-like season from Diggs.