NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Maclin's deal is worth $11 million, which includes $6 million in the first year, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
While no veteran available this late in the offseason can make or break a season, the Maclin decision will have a significant ripple effect for the Bills. Desperate to add punch to their passing game alongside Sammy Watkins, Maclin represented the type of experienced veteran coveted by coach Sean McDermott and running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy openly lobbied for the Maclin signing over the last 10 days.
The two-year deal signed by Maclin should help him get back on his feet. An injury-riddled 2016 broke up what had been a two-season stretch where Maclin caught 172 passes for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Unable to add much offensively this offseason, the Ravens lucked out. Their reputation as a perennial contender had to be a deciding factor for Maclin, who has almost exclusively played for teams in the mix since entering the NFL in 2009. One of the more dependable receivers on the market, Maclin's last full season yielded a career-best catch percentage of 70.2.