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What do you want to see this offseason: Free Agency

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At least 2 other 4.3 speed guys at WR. For reasons unknown, this hasn’t seemed critical for past few regimes. We’ve had Glass Goodwin and Foster as an UDFA. Glass would knock himself out of the line up falling on the ball and Robert -who certainly finished with a flurry- was kicked to the curb before getting a second chance out of pure necessity. We’re still one injury away from facing 9 in the box, in spite of Josh. 

#GarnerSomeSPEED!

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I don't have any specific favorites to sign. Center, tackle/guard, tight end and WR would be obvious targets in FA. Keep in mind too that the Bills need to make a decision soon on Dion Dawkins. While he is under contract for 2019 and 2020, if you acquire another LT to take over the position and move Dawkins to either RT or say LG, keep in mind that with good LT's being in such short supply in the NFL, someone else is bound to offer him more money than the Bills would likely be inclined to pay him, and he would leave in FA for sure in 2021. I don't believe that Dawkins or his agent would be too crazy about his position being changed either. So far, his play at LT has been ok, but not outstanding. The question is can the Bills do better at LT?

 

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Some great ideas here.

 

I’ll  will only add we should do not overpay for big names just because we have cap space.    The current regime has shown ability to draft and develop players.   I think we are one step from a legitimate Wild Card team, and then another step to get to a legitimate contender.  

 

So I would save some cap space for the year after next to help sign our own players and to fill holes in 2020.  

 

Git ’er done Beansie.  

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Roger Saffold

Daryl Williams

Jared Cook

Jay Ajayi

Jordan Phillips

Martavis Bryant

 

Allows for BPA in draft and a nasty 1-2 punch in the backfield.

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On 2/13/2019 at 9:15 PM, Steve Billieve said:

There are other people who do what he does, but they don't make what he does.  There's not even an upside to the contract, it started out bad and can only get worse.  Isn't he our highest paid player this year? You can't play role players like that!  A couple more contracts like his and we'll be headed for another cap hell repeat of this year.

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I'm having a really hard time narrowing down who I want the Bills to sign. I want to try to be realistic because I know the Bills aren't just going to go on a spending spree. On the other hand, the team has tons of needs and there are MULTIPLE quality free agents on the market.

Everybody has already mentioned that we need a Center and an OT. Morse and Paradis are the big names for the former, whilst James, Williams, and Brown are the big names for the latter.

Everybody also knows we need WR help, and given how young that room is already, we could really use a veteran. I happen to think Tyrell Williams is the best fit and the only guy worth paying decently big money to. I think an offense with Williams on one side, Foster on the other, and Zay in the slot would be mightily effective.

One position I don't see many people mentioning is DT, specifically a 3T to replace Kyle Williams. Of all available players, it would be absolutely AMAZING if the Bills found a way to add Grady Jarrett. He is just now coming into his prime and is an absolute beast. The only problem is that I sort of doubt the Bills would commit big money to the position, given what they're already spending on Star.

While I'm at it, there are some great LBs on the market that would be a solid fit in McDermott's scheme. KJ Wright, Shaquille Barrett, and Anthony Barr could all play the Lorenzo Alexander role after he retires. 

Last but not least, I know the Bills are "set" at safety. I also know McDermott loves 3-safety formations and defensive versatility. I know the Bills WON'T sign Landon Collins, but I sure wish they could find a way to do so. He is a total monster and, like Grady Jarrett above, is just now coming into his prime. Having him in the fold would free up the very versatile Hyde and Poyer to move all around the formation and give McDermott unrivaled versatility in his defense.

Quite the free agent crop. Hard to narrow it down.

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2 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

TE Jesse James

OG RJ Sweezy

WR Adam Humphries

DT Jordan Phillips

DE Aaron Lynch

 

 

 

...why is this one taking so long?......CERTAINLY should NOT be a mega deal.....

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Mitch Morse to me should be their number 1 target. Or Paradis, but I feel like we’ll use more gap and power schemes than zone, which points to Morse. 

 

Secondly I’d go after Tyrell Williams. He’d be their instant #1. It might be “overpaying”, but I think he might come in under what Sammy got last year, and he’s a better player in my opinion. 

 

Third big one would be a depth corner. That group needs a solid veteran to challenge Wallace.

 

Fourth would be a tight end. But I think they plan of signing and drafting one regardless.

 

After these moves they’d be able to focus their 1st three picks on Tackle, Tight End and Defensive line. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...why is this one taking so long?......CERTAINLY should NOT be a mega deal.....

 

They will probably lock him up but don't want to overpay, its all a big game in the end.

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On 2/18/2019 at 5:58 PM, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...why is this one taking so long?......CERTAINLY should NOT be a mega deal.....

FWIW, Andy Benoit has him ranked in the top 50 UFAs.  This could get tricky.

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4 hours ago, N.Y. Orangeman said:

RT Darryl Williams (2 of the OL)

C Mitch Morse

G AJ Cann 

RT Jawuan James

RB Jay Ajayi

DE Dion Jordan

 

 

I don’t know what it is about Ajayi. Every team seems to give up on him quickly. I DO know he’s a Bill-killer.. 

 

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13 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

I don’t know what it is about Ajayi. Every team seems to give up on him quickly. I DO know he’s a Bill-killer.. 

 

His knee has been bone on bone since college. Charles Clay of RBs. 

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On 2/18/2019 at 5:58 PM, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...why is this one taking so long?......CERTAINLY should NOT be a mega deal.....

I think the timing is about right. His agent can gauge his market as early as next week at the combine (illegal tampering period), and then the deals start getting done with UFAs. 

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I hope the bills do some due diligence this FA period.  I would like bills to go after

Rodger Saffold

Daryl Williams

Kareem Jackson

Tevin Coleman/Lat.Murrary

Aaron Lynch.

 

Then they can really attack this years draft with the 10 picks they got.

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10 hours ago, CommonCents said:

His knee has been bone on bone since college. Charles Clay of RBs. 

 

...confident McBeane and his gang will find a quality RB via the draft later vs sooner.....Barkley kid was an anamoly......Zeke?......needs to show more...Fournette? as much as I can't stand him, Neon Deion called him out on NFLN as a wuss prior to the start of the 2017 NFL playoffs.....said he was tentative, stopped hitting the hole and was afraid to take a hit.....pretty much quit on Jax IMO....

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23 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...confident McBeane and his gang will find a quality RB via the draft later vs sooner.....Barkley kid was an anamoly......Zeke?......needs to show more...Fournette? as much as I can't stand him, Neon Deion called him out on NFLN as a wuss prior to the start of the 2017 NFL playoffs.....said he was tentative, stopped hitting the hole and was afraid to take a hit.....pretty much quit on Jax IMO....

Yep. They just need to take a mid round swing and nail it. 

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