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Report: Maclin's visit to Bills ends without deal, receiver headed to Baltimore

Jeremy Maclin spent two days visiting the Buffalo Bills, but left Wednesday without signing a contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter reported that the wide receiver, who was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs, was headed to Baltimore for a visit with the Ravens.

On Wednesday morning, Bills running back LeSean McCoy posted two Instagram videos touting his efforts to recruit Maclin, his former teammate with the Philadelphia Eagles, to Buffalo.

The video showed McCoy smiling in the foreground with Maclin, also smiling behind him as they walked through the weight room at the team's facility.

In white letters was the caption: Signing players daily.

"We're on a recruiting trip right now," McCoy says in the video, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor appearing briefly wearing headsets and holding a hockey stick. "You know what I'm sayin? We're recruiting right now. You know what I mean? You understand? We're just doing a good job, man, you know, bringing some star power to Buffalo. That's what I'm doing."

In another video post on Instagram, McCoy, while walking with Maclin, says, "Just looking at an easy 1,300-,1400 (yards in receptions for Maclin), you know what I'm sayin? I mean, 90-100 catches. You know what I mean? We're just making things happening right now. See what I'm saying?

"That's what I'm offering to Buffalo. The ultimate recruiter: Twenty-five."

Although it's possible Maclin could still choose to sign with the Bills, there is speculation throughout the NFL he is seeking a contract that would be commensurate with the high-impact status that McCoy talked about in the videos.

Bills coach Sean McDermott -- who knows Maclin from when McDermott was an assistant coach with the Eagles and has undoubtedly received plenty of background information on the receiver from Chiefs coach Andy Reid (McDermott's mentor) -- has said the team would apply long-term thinking to roster decisions.

That would strongly suggest not paying top-end money to a 29-year-old receiver who would figure to be more of a short-term solution to fill a need in the No. 2 spot behind Sammy Watkins.

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