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It's October not April, if a player was half way decent he would be signed by now. That's not to say there might not be some slight upgrades out on the wire but there isn't anything meaningful out there at the moment. 

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2 hours ago, Troll Toll said:

Personally, I don’t want players that don’t want to be here. Oftentimes they also play like they don’t want to be here.

I agree and your post screams Kelvin Benjamin,a talented player that wasn't happy in Charlotte and doesn't appear to be liking it here very much either.

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1 hour ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Wait until ‘19 when we have 80 million + in cap room.  They’ll be lining up to come to Buffalo.  Money talks.

Big Johhny,I would much rather build back up to the elite days via the draft.How many of the big splash,overpaid,long term signings end up working out...not many,imo.If we keep drafting high,our draftees will want some big chunks of the pie down the road... we need to have the green to run a dynasty with chemistry...instead of rotating 30-40% of the roster every off season.

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39 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

So if you know  why, why ask us?

He didn't. I read his post as a statement, not a question. Not sure why you didn't,maybe because the title has a question mark in it? The OP seems to be a statement to me though,but whatever....

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2 hours ago, zow2 said:

I get that none of the big names want to be in Buf.   Still kinda shake my head that the team released guys like O'Leary and Rod Streater.  Not that our record would we any better, but the team desperately needs some possession receivers on the field.  Those guys knew the system and could have contributed more than Robert Foster, Logan Thomas, etc..., Right?!?

 

Don't forget about Jeremy Kerley.  He's a good possession receiver.  My guess is either he didn't want to or couldn't play special teams or did or said something to piss off coach McD.  It still made little sense to keep Foster if only for his speed.  When Allen does get the ball to him, he drops it.  He doesn't contribute anything else.  

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Who will be available in March? Diggs or Golden Tate? That's about it. Not much this offseason.  Better draft at least 2 guys.

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1 hour ago, DCOrange said:

 

Travis Benjamin - though do you really want to take his contract?

 

 

 

You can never have too many Benjamins!

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2 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

Who will be available in March? Diggs or Golden Tate? That's about it. Not much this offseason.  Better draft at least 2 guys.

Diggs signed an extension 

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1 minute ago, LittleJoeCartwright said:

 

Don't forget about Jeremy Kerley.  He's a good possession receiver.  My guess is either he didn't want to or couldn't play special teams or did or said something to piss off coach McD.  It still made little sense to keep Foster if only for his speed.  When Allen does get the ball to him, he drops it.  He doesn't contribute anything else.  

Good points being made! I dont agree with BB's moves of letting the better quality receivers thatvwe had go, and i do not think hes doing a great job, but i know know that hes somewhat looking to address it, and hes getting some tur downs.

 

He obviously isnt going to state that publicly, so he'd rather the public believe what they want instead of make the team look worse by announcing the turn downs.

 

Look how long it took the news of John Brown turning us down this year.

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2 hours ago, Livinginthepast said:

Both also probably have exaggerated opinions on their self worth. In any event it would be extremely foolish for either of these guys or anyone else who is a Free agent to be snobby about trying out for a team just because they may not like the coaching staff or the city. Sure there are funner cities than Buffalo but who cares, anywhere is amazing if you are millionaire!  Its also really bad for any free agents to be away from the game for any length of time. The amount of rust on these guys just becomes way too difficult to shake off. Watching someone like Manziel struggle in the CFL with Montreal just shows you that any time away from football is lethal for your career longevity. I can only assume that its the Bills who haven't bothered to contact these guys because they don't fit the "process" or the character requirement. Which is also pretty stupid under the circumstances.

 

Ricky Watters is still waiting for a better offer so he can feed his family.

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Sadly I think our best FA candidates are Josh Gordon and Martavious Bryant (if he’s not retained).  We have to hope they can be the second coming of Ritchie Incognito as opposed to a Merrimanlike contribution.  

 

Been scouting these college WRs and I can’t figure out if any of these guys stand out.  Aj brown maybe? Seems like his explosiveness comes and goes though.  

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Buffalo is a great town, and i believe that if this GM can stop ridding the team of its more talented players, like he has. We will not only retain top tier draft picks, we will lure the mire talented FA's too.

One thing we also gotta take into consideration, its not only the players involved in the decision where to sign, their agents play a huge roll in determining where his or her players sign. 

 

As i mentioned in the post, agents are declining, which may or may not be only the players decision alone.

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TO came to Buffalo when Trent Edwards was the QB and Jauron was the HC.

 

Is there a currently unemployed WR who has a bigger ego than TO?

 

 

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25 minutes ago, NewEra said:

Diggs signed an extension 

what about Tate?... all this cap money and no one to spend it on...

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I think that a lot of FA just don't want to come here, and the ones who do get over payed with guaranteed money and play with half effort.  In return that limits the amount of people we can bring in.  I don't know if that will ever change.   

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1 minute ago, clearwater cadet said:

I think that a lot of FA just don't want to come here, and the ones who do get over payed with guaranteed money and play with half effort.  In return that limits the amount of people we can bring in.  I don't know if that will ever change.   

Also from the list of available FA wr's & olineman , were screwed. Regardless of whether they want to come to Buffalo or not. We're going to be forced to rely on the draft more than ever.

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1 hour ago, Misterbluesky said:

Big Johhny,I would much rather build back up to the elite days via the draft.How many of the big splash,overpaid,long term signings end up working out...not many,imo.If we keep drafting high,our draftees will want some big chunks of the pie down the road... we need to have the green to run a dynasty with chemistry...instead of rotating 30-40% of the roster every off season.

 

Yeah, no crap.  The OP opined that the big free agent WR’s didn’t want to come to Buffalo because we suck.  My point was that we will have a lot of money to spend next year, thus we will be more likely to land big name FA’s who normally wouldn’t sign here.  Not saying I want to overpay for FA’s, but we could....

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59 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

what about Tate?... all this cap money and no one to spend it on...

I’d take him.  Not his biggest fan but we need solid WRs.  Probably cost us 16 mill a year to get a 10 mill talent to come to buffalo though 

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10 minutes ago, NewEra said:

I’d take him.  Not his biggest fan but we need solid WRs.  Probably cost us 16 mill a year to get a 10 mill talent to come to buffalo though 

Unfortunately there's not much to choose from. Tate, Funchess, Lockett, maybe Moncrief? The FA cupboard is real bare. I say draft Brown & Lamb from Oklahoma. 

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4 hours ago, the skycap said:

Besides if they were any good, they'd be employed

 

Well there's that....

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Depends on what you offer them. I'm not at all saying we should overpay for some of these guys, but Beane has been known to only offer small amounts to veterans. Some are willing, some are not.

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23 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

 

Yeah, no crap.  The OP opined that the big free agent WR’s didn’t want to come to Buffalo because we suck.  My point was that we will have a lot of money to spend next year, thus we will be more likely to land big name FA’s who normally wouldn’t sign here.  Not saying I want to overpay for FA’s, but we could....

No reason to throw popcorn,son....but big names come with big #'s and most have some miles on them.Now..if you want to talk about some middle of the road FA's ,I'm in,but stay within your long term budget.P.S.-you need to cool your engines a bit,you seem to have some hypertension going on.Chill.

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3 minutes ago, Misterbluesky said:

No reason to throw popcorn,son....but big names come with big #'s and most have some miles on them.Now..if you want to talk about some middle of the road FA's ,I'm in,but stay within your long term budget.P.S.-you need to cool your engines a bit,you seem to have some hypertension going on.Chill.

 

If I wanted any lip from you, I’d scrape it off my zipper.  Kick rocks, jackoff.

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McBeane believe in growing their own.   I'd bet that they're thinking this:

 

1.  They're going to make Ray Ray and Zay into the kind of receivers they want.  

2.  They're going to draft a receiver in 2019.

3.  They're going to pick up a free agent second third year guy who hasn't made it yet (like Ray Ray), and make him into what they want.  

 

Not popular, but that's my guess.  

 

These guys are sure of themselves, and they're patient.  I'm sure they have assurances from assurances from the Pegulas that they will be allowed to stay and do their work.  I'd guess they have at least three years, maybe more, and they're confident that by 2020 this team is going to be competing.  

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