Stefon Diggs trade could set the stage for an unexpected Bills reunion

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Wednesday morning, the Buffalo Bills continued their unfortunate offseason trend by parting with yet another notable veteran.

This time, it was wide receiver Stefon Diggs who received his walking papers. Diggs was dealt to the Houston Texans in exchange for a second-round pick in 2025; a return that some fans are questioning.

Following the trade, there were plenty of jokes to be made about just who Josh Allen will be throwing the ball to in 2024. As it stands, the top three on the depth chart are: Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins and Khalil Shakir.

No disrespect to any of those three, but the Bills need more help. And, with the acquisition of Diggs in Houston, it could actually lead to an intriguing reunion for a former Bills wide receiver.

Could the Texans and Bills end up swapping a pair of wide receivers?

The Texans now have Diggs, Tank Dell, Nico Collins, Noah Brown, John Metchie III, Robert Woods and Xavier Hutchinson among others on the depth chart. One of those names should be pretty familiar for Bills fans.

Woods, specifically, spent the first four years of his career in Buffalo and topped 500 receiving yards in each of those seasons. If the Texans opted to cut him, they would save about $5 million in the process. At this point, Houston doesn't have room for all of their wideouts and it would only make sense to cut Woods in order to save money and give him a fresh start elsewhere.

Woods likely won't have a big role in that Houston offense if he sticks around. So, it would be in the best interest of both parties for a separation to occur. There are surely other teams thinking about a potential Woods release, too.

For Buffalo, it's not like Woods would come in and become their top target. But, he could operate as one of a few different WR2/WR3 options on the current roster. Of course, drafting a wide receiver early becomes an instant priority for Buffalo.

Last year for Houston, Woods appeared in 14 games, catching 40 passes for 426 yards and one score. The veteran is set to turn 32 years old in a few days, but could still give Buffalo some much-needed depth.