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Free agency is coming. 5 facts to know about the Bills roster heading into the 2019 offseason

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It’s all led up to this.

Brandon Beane inherited a less-than-ideal salary cap situation when he took over as Buffalo’s general manager in the 2017 offseason. He spent his first year-and-a-half on the job attempting to remedy the problem, accumulating over a reported $50 million in dead money in the process.

Now, Beane and the Bills enter the 2019 offseason with more than a reported $80 million in cap space. The general manager now has the opportunity to put his stamp on the roster - he just has a bit of housekeeping to take care of first.

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It's gonna be fun.  I haven't looked this forward for a Bills offseason since the 90's

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3 minutes ago, Pete said:

It's gonna be fun.  I haven't looked this forward for a Bills offseason since the 90's

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Since Beane has shut down the leaks, we never have a clue what's going on.  It's going to be exciting.

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Hope the Bills can sign OT Darryl Williams and C Matt Paradies or Mitch Morse, TE Jessie James, and one of the WR like a Tyrell Williams.

 

If the Bills with their cap space and a young QB can draw FA talent it sets up the draft to truly take the BPA in the first round.

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6 minutes ago, PIZ said:

Since Beane has shut down the leaks, we never have a clue what's going on.  It's going to be exciting.

And of course the disappearance of Dunkirk Don.  

 

Lol 😝 

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11 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

And of course the disappearance of Dunkirk Don.  

 

Lol 😝 

“He sleep with the fishes”.

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You don’t tug on Superman’s cape,

You don’t spit into the wind,

You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger,

And you don’t mess around with Kim...

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It’s frustrating the lack of elite offensive weapons going into this FA and draft as we are finally in a good team and cap space to execute.  

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I want to sign Tre Flowers and  Trent Brown from New England, sell them the Pats dynasty is ending and a new era emerging in Buffalo...yeah a tough sell probably.

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6 minutes ago, Virgil said:

It’s frustrating the lack of elite offensive weapons going into this FA and draft as we are finally in a good team and cap space to execute.  

 

I would call Le'Veon Bell elite without any question. He's also a position of huge need: a top 2-3 RB who is also an outstanding WR coming out of the backfield, just what Josh could use. Problem: Is he a "process" guy? 

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23 minutes ago, Virgil said:

It’s frustrating the lack of elite offensive weapons going into this FA and draft as we are finally in a good team and cap space to execute.  

Don't need elite weapons right now, give him guys that can develop alongside him and contribute right away.  This isn't Madden, elite weapons aren't always available and worth the price.

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1 hour ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

 

 

 

It’s all led up to this.

Brandon Beane inherited a less-than-ideal salary cap situation when he took over as Buffalo’s general manager in the 2017 offseason. He spent his first year-and-a-half on the job attempting to remedy the problem, accumulating over a reported $50 million in dead money in the process.

Now, Beane and the Bills enter the 2019 offseason with more than a reported $80 million in cap space. The general manager now has the opportunity to put his stamp on the roster - he just has a bit of housekeeping to take care of first.

Didnt inherit. He created 50 mil in dead cap

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1 minute ago, Chris66 said:

Didnt inherit. He created 50 mil in dead cap

Those contracts were in place when he was hired.  

Ergo he inherited those players.  

 

I dont think many will argue the actual value of those let go via trade, cut or retirement 

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23 minutes ago, 2ForMacAdoo said:

 

I would call Le'Veon Bell elite without any question. He's also a position of huge need: a top 2-3 RB who is also an outstanding WR coming out of the backfield, just what Josh could use. Problem: Is he a "process" guy? 

I’m not sure he isn’t. Guy wanted to get paid and the Steelers couldn’t come to an agreement with him. Look at what happened to Earl thomas. Bell probably took the correct route. I would sign him in a second. I hope Beane would also allow his talent to outweigh the fact that he held out for a contract. If you end up going after and signing Bell, I might then attempt to make a play for Antonio Brown. 

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8 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

Those contracts were in place when he was hired.  

Ergo he inherited those players.  

 

I dont think many will argue the actual value of those let go via trade, cut or retirement 

Yes the contracts were there but it was his decision to trade and/ or release those players to create the dead cap. The only dead cap that wasnt his doing was Woods retirement.

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3 minutes ago, Bills2ref said:

I’m not sure he isn’t. Guy wanted to get paid and the Steelers couldn’t come to an agreement with him. Look at what happened to Earl thomas. Bell probably took the correct route. I would sign him in a second. I hope Beane would also allow his talent to outweigh the fact that he held out for a contract. 

 

I hope the same; just not sure McBeane will see it the same way. As an armchair GM, without blinking an eye I would spend a third of our available cap space just on Le'Veon and either Paradis/Morse alone because they are elite at their positions. That would give you a ton of flexibility going into the draft: 1st rounder on BPA (probably a defensive player) and the rest of the draft to fill other holes: TE, G, RT, WR. Even if McBeane sees things as we do, would Le'Veon choose us over Indy or other options with more established QBs? It's going to be a VERY interesting off-season.

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Wouldn’t it be funny if we picked up both AB and Bell?  I know it won’t happen, but what an impact with lineman heavy draft..  Aboy can dream.  I’ll put up with those Steelers personalities if we can go 11-5 and sweep the Pats.

 

Look what hapened to the Cowboys by simply picked up Cooper.  The team became a winner.

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1 hour ago, RPbillsfan said:

Hope the Bills can sign OT Darryl Williams and C Matt Paradies or Mitch Morse, TE Jessie James, and one of the WR like a Tyrell Williams.

 

If the Bills with their cap space and a young QB can draw FA talent it sets up the draft to truly take the BPA in the first round.

I'm sure Buffalo remains one of the least preferred destinations in the league, for many reasons.

 

It's going to be a real challenge to attract any of the top FAs here.

 

 

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just so we understand, they will not spend that cap space. Much of that will stay in place until they can use it on their own players they need to keep around. The younger guys. I expect a few 1-2 year rental type players. possible a big 4-5 year deal but they will not spend the cap away.

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1 hour ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

And of course the disappearance of Dunkirk Don.  

 

Lol 😝 

Beane sunk him to the bottom of Erie in cement shoes.

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2 hours ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

 

 

 

It’s all led up to this.

Brandon Beane inherited a less-than-ideal salary cap situation when he took over as Buffalo’s general manager in the 2017 offseason. He spent his first year-and-a-half on the job attempting to remedy the problem, accumulating over a reported $50 million in dead money in the process.

Now, Beane and the Bills enter the 2019 offseason with more than a reported $80 million in cap space. The general manager now has the opportunity to put his stamp on the roster - he just has a bit of housekeeping to take care of first.

 

...don't we have a workable, pared down UFA list?.....Alexander is obviously now "in the house".....thought a few seasons ago we had some absurd number like 23 UFA's........

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1 minute ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...don't we have a workable, pared down UFA list?.....Alexander is obviously now "in the house".....thought a few seasons ago we had some absurd number like 23 UFA's........

Have to check spotrac I guess. 

 

13.   https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/buffalo-bills/

 

 

26 in 2020

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4 minutes ago, fansince88 said:

just so we understand, they will not spend that cap space. Much of that will stay in place until they can use it on their own players they need to keep around. The younger guys. I expect a few 1-2 year rental type players. possible a big 4-5 year deal but they will not spend the cap away.

They will spend what is necessary.

They will spend money where it is worth it.

They have to spend 85% of the CAP over a three year period.  I think the will not spend all of it but they will spend 40-50 mil I figure. I actually expect two or three 3-5 year contracts.  

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Kinda hoping we flirt with the cap floor this year and save another spending session next year. Either that, or make some big money 1 or 2 year contracts for an older player.

 

We need a real game breaker to come available, and then go for it. Not just pay whoever happens to be available. This year would have been a perfect time for a guy like Mack who was available last year. Wait it out, trade of you have to, we have to make sure the money spent this year is on bona fide players or on short contracts.

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3 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

Have to check spotrac I guess. 

 

13.   https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/buffalo-bills/

 

 

 

...they didn't update it...Kyle still shows (retired)......Halftime Davis still shows (garbage)......so we have 6 UFA's, 3 RFA's and 2 EFRA's.....a workable list IMO....good find bud...thanks...:thumbsup:

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