ORCHARD PARK — Stefon Diggs isn’t interested in talking about his brother’s social media posts, nor about his commitment to playing for the Buffalo Bills.
Diggs defended himself when questioned about his brother, Trevon, a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, who made posts on X, formerly Twitter, about getting his brother out of Buffalo during and after the Bills’ 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos Monday.
Trevon posted, “Man 14 Gotta get up outta there,” and then posted again the next morning, “Let’s not forget, he didn’t start going off till bro got there,” apparently in reference to quarterback Josh Allen.
Diggs became frustrated when asked if his loyalty to the Bills remained amid struggles by Allen and the Buffalo offense that led to offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey’s termination Tuesday. Diggs did not attend any voluntary minicamp sessions and left the facility before the first practice of mandatory minicamp after a summer of cryptic social media posts and rumors he was unhappy.
“I’ve never been nothing but fully invested,” Diggs said Thursday, “especially from a professional aspect, a player aspect, a captain aspect, a brother, a teammate.”
All of Diggs’s perceived unhappiness came on the heels of a sideline outburst and a quick exit from Highmark Stadium following a blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC divisional round. But Diggs later said during training camp that any beef with the Bills was squashed and then clapped back at ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith when he stated Diggs wanted out of Buffalo.
There have been no public rifts between Diggs and the Bills since, although his media availability has been scarce and he has not spoken after any of the team’s 10 games this season.
“When you’re drawing conclusions as to stuff I’ve never said, that’s what kind of troubles me because it kind of throws a wrench in it. It kind of creates chaos where I haven’t created,” Diggs said. “Chaos created around me, whereas I just been in the same space, I’ve been in the same place and I’ve spoken true words. I’ve said the same thing over and over and over. So when you draw a conclusion as to how I feel in my foreseeable future here, I’ve never said anything but I was a Buffalo Bill.”
Diggs currently leads the NFL in targets (102), is tied for the top spot in receptions (73), while ranking second in touchdowns (7) and fifth in yards receiving (868). But after surpassing 100 yards in five of the first six games, he hasn’t hit the century mark in four games, including posting season-lows in receptions (3), targets (5) and yards (34) in the loss to Denver.
And while Diggs did not condone the posts, he didn’t condemn them either and repeatedly said “you’ll have to ask my brother.” He said that because Trevon is out for the season with a torn ACL and is not playing for the Bills, he’s coming from a fan perspective and has not had a personal conversation.
“(Trevon’s) not a part of the Buffalo Bills,” Diggs said. “My brother’s coming from a place of love or however he feels, he’s not a part of the Buffalo Bills. I try to handle things in-house or however you see fit, but I’m saying you’all are going to have to take it up with him and his comments.That’s still my guy 100%. But I can’t speak for him.”
After not practicing in Wednesday’s walkthrough, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (knee) and Trent Sherfield (ankle) were limited participants Thursday.
Cornerback Christian Benford (hamstring) and linebacker Dorian Williams (knee) were limited for a second consecutive day. Safeties Micah Hyde (neck/stinger) and Cam Lewis (shoulder) were again listed as limited, but both wore red non-contact jerseys during practice.
All-Pro linebacker Matt Milano was seen after practice. He was not wearing a cast or a brace on his right leg, but was still reliant on crutches after having surgery due to an injury suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 8.