The first two teams to surface are arguably the most obvious. In Buffalo, former Maclin teammate LeSean McCoy is already clamoring for management to sign the 2014 Pro Bowl wideout. The Bills are in dire need of receiver help, but are moving in the right direction with offensive centerpiece Sammy Watkins returning to practice this week.
For his part, Bills coach Sean McDermott gave a positive assessment of the team's meeting with Maclin.
"We had a nice visit," McDermott told reporters Thursday, via the Bills' official website. "Jeremy and I as well as some other members of our staff overlapped in Philadelphia for a couple of years there. Jeremy is a very good person and a good football player. That's all I'm going to say at this point. I don't want to get into the other parts of it."
Garafolo reported on Up to the Minute Live on Monday that he expects four or five teams to be in seriously in the hunt for Maclin. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday the Browns have expressed some interest in the veteran. Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters Thursday that Philly has no interest in signing Maclin "at this time."
For other teams desperate to improve their wide receiver depth -- our own Nick Shook has a nice primer here -- this also serves as a warning shot to get in line. When a player this talented (and under 30) emerges on the market just before the start of mandatory minicamp, the process could move quickly.
Maclin caught 44 passes for 536 yards and two touchdowns over 12 games last season. In the two years prior, he hauled in 172 catches for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns.