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TE Tyler Kroft (Bengals) to the Bills

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Could it possibly help with getting AJ Green here since they were both teammates?

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Just now, Dougy84 said:

We have not lost out on Paradis. The rumors of him agreeing with NYJ are premature. Not saying it can't happen, but it has not yet

it sounds like it's a done deal, but we have a slight shot.  I am annoyed.  We could of applied this $6 million and Gore's $2 million- for Houston or someone that is not a JAG

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I don’t hate either of these signings all that much in a bubble, but if they aren’t afterthoughts to some difference makers on the OL it’s a huge failure.

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Would have so much rather paid Humphries $ 8 mil a year (or $9-$10 if that's what it took) than Kroft $ 6.25 mil.

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Meh. They spent 18-21m on a guy who is a #2 at position that is only 1-2 at a time. We still need a starting TE. 

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10 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Bills are going to need to over pay a bit as we know, especially for pass catchers

 

Then they better start signing some...

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1 minute ago, Pete said:

it sounds like it's a done deal, but we have a slight shot.  I am annoyed.  We could of applied this $6 million and Gore's $2 million- for Houston or someone that is not a JAG

 

 

That's how you do FA when you've got ~$80 mil worth of room.

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6 minutes ago, Pete said:

overpaying again for some chump TE.  We lose out on Paradis, Humphries, AB, James, etc.  I was hoping to fill in holes with $80 million.  Well we got a backup TE, 1st round bust, and old RB to play down 3rd back.  WTF?  Same old Bills

 

How long have you watched football? Overreacting on day 1 of free agency is ridiculous. Name one team in the last 20 years that won free agency and dominated the regular season that year? I will wait.

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9 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Bills are going to need to over pay a bit as we know, especially for pass catchers

I just looked at his stats, Yolo.  It might be a reach to call him a pass catcher.  

 

Either way, this kind of signing doesn't bother me.  Big target, hopefully can block.  Money seems high, but god knows there's a boatload to be spent.  

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So this is what 70+ mill in cap space gets you

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51 games, 67 receptions.  It sounds like a typical Buffalo Bills TE stat line.  No more JAGs.  We have plenty.  Give me playmakers!

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well, I nailed the years and I was only off by $1.5m. Not bad on this one!

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10 minutes ago, sven233 said:

Matt Parrino @MattParrino 4m4 minutes ago

Matt Parrino Retweeted Ian Rapoport

This deal makes Kroft the 15th-highest paid TE in the NFL. Pencil him in as your starter next season, folks. We'll see if he can put up a similar year like he did in '17, catching 42 for 404 and seven touchdowns (that scoring mark would have tied for #Bills team high in '18).

 

Needed a starting TE. Got a starting TE. People wanted Gronk but there are almost no players like that at TE, and none were free agents. There are maybe 3 impact TEs in the entire league. The rest are a legion of similar guys. Bills got one of those, which is fine. 

 

One less high priority for the draft. 

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Take the Free Agent oath... I will not overreact to initial numbers released for contracts. These aren't usually the actual numbers and are pumped up a bit to make the agent and the player look good.

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1 minute ago, stony said:

I just looked at his stats, Yolo.  It might be a reach to call him a pass catcher.  

 

Either way, this kind of signing doesn't bother me.  Big target, hopefully can block.  Money seems high, but god knows there's a boatload to be spent.  

 

there really isn't a "boatload" to be spent. if we want top guys here Beane has to overpay, simple as. 

 

we aren't a top destination 

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18 minutes ago, jletha said:

The Bills-Bengals love fest continues.

 

Big contract for an unproven player but its another body at TE. I like him better than James when hes right.

 

 

I don't. James is healthier and a better te. That said he is better than what we had last year likely. Also keeps the door open to draft a te still imo. 

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Just now, XABI64 said:

So this is what 70+ mill in cap space gets you

 

Yes. One starter for 8% of your free cap. 

 

Still plenty of room. 

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Bills needed to sign a veteran tight end regardless.

Only Jason Croom on the roster, and he's more of a "move" tight end. 

Can't just draft two rookies and expect everything to be okay. TE is a position that often takes a season or two to acclimate to NFL.

I still expect them to draft a rookie on day 2.

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2 minutes ago, billspro said:

 

How long have you watched football? Overreacting on day 1 of free agency is ridiculous. Name one team in the last 20 years that won free agency and dominated the regular season that year? I will wait.

It's a lame FA year, and most every competent football player we have lost out on.  Mostly JAGs left.  We have plenty of them already.  It's about improving

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I cant believe a guy who barely played last year got that deal. That’s free agency I guess. He was far from my top TE target. 

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Nobody should hate on this signing too much, Kroft is a better tight end than we have had in awhile. He’s not the field stretching kind we need but he is quite reliable when healthy. The money has to be spent, just cause we like certain guys doesn’t mean we have a shot at landing them. Expect a decent amount of these mid tier kind of signings. I don’t see them swinging for homeruns unless it’s on the offensive line 

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4 minutes ago, Buffalo03 said:

Could it possibly help with getting AJ Green here since they were both teammates?

Yeah I heard AJ Green is demanding a trade to the Bills now 

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ppl really think this guy is going to be our starting TE? lol

 

this draft has very good TE prospects, Beane needs to find our franchise TE in the 2nd or 3rd round. 

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