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Beane: Bills' offense needs 'selfless' receivers rather than No. 1 option

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The Buffalo Bills aren't desperate to find a like-for-like replacement for Stefon Diggs after trading the Pro Bowl receiver to the Houston Texans.

"You'd love to have two guys out there that are No. 1s; you're always going to try to find the best players you can," Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane said when asked Thursday if the Bills need a star receiver, according to Dan Fetes of 13WHAM. "No, what you need are guys that, in this offense, are smart, versatile, selfless, and can make the plays that their skill set allows them to make."

Diggs led Buffalo in receiving yards in each of his four seasons with the club before being shipped out to Houston for a 2025 second-round pick in early April. While the 30-year-old was among the best wideouts in the NFL during his time in Buffalo, he was often seen as an off-field distraction amid rumors of discontent.

Diggs' production and role in the offense diminished in the second half of last season, but his departure left the Super Bowl hopefuls with an underwhelming receiver group.

The Bills added free agents Curtis Samuel and Mack Hollins to a pass-catching unit also containing Khalil Shakir and tight ends Dalton Kincaid and Dawson Knox.

Before Beane's comments, it was speculated that Buffalo could be a prime candidate to trade up in the first round to secure a new top target for quarterback Josh Allen. The franchise holds the 28th overall selection.

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