The Bills’ start to mandatory minicamp wasn’t without its fair share of drama. Everyone was in attendance on Tuesday — minus one very important player. Star wideout Stefon Diggs did not report for Day 1 of camp, and head coach Sean McDermott told reporters he was “very concerned” about the situation. Diggs returned to the field for practice Wednesday, seemingly clearing up speculation he might be frustrated with the organization.
McDermott also told reporters Wednesday that the team is “in a good spot” with Diggs and added, “I feel like it’s resolved.” He explained that his “very concerned” characterization of the situation about Diggs was due to his importance to the team and said that he gave the wideout permission to leave after things reached a point that they needed a break.
Diggs’ agent, Adisa Bakari, previously addressed the situation late Tuesday (via ESPN). Bakari said Diggs had been in Buffalo since Monday morning, took a physical and even met with McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane. Bakari said Diggs “will be there for the entirety of the minicamp.” He simply wasn’t on the field Tuesday.
According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones, Diggs was indeed present at the team facilities on Monday and Tuesday morning, but left before the beginning of practice. Whatever issue caused his absence was not related to Diggs’ contract, per NFL Media.