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Another "teams" signing.  Shoring up the STs and adding some depth.

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News! Real news. Why is this thread not at 30 pages?!

 

I do like the clip of him taking down Brady. To be fair I'd become a fan of a toy car if Brady fell over it 

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5 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

There you go.  Dline, and edge rusher just became less of a "need."   Beane fills his needs in free agency. 

 

BPA coming up, without regard to need.   Might be a dlineman, but if it is, it'll be because the Bills like him better than everyone else.  

 

I wouldn’t quite say that a fringe roster guy on a 1 year deal lessens our needs on the DL. Actually, I wouldn’t say that at all. 

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9 sacks in 61 games of limited action. That's decent production. Definitely a flyer signing, but worth a shot.

5 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

 

I wouldn’t quite say that a fringe roster guy on a 1 year deal lessens our needs on the DL. Actually, I wouldn’t say that at all. 

For sure. He's a fringe roster guy. I have no problem with the signing, but it has no bearing on our need at DL. 

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Jake Fisher and Eli Harold were on my Day 2 wish list for the 2015 draft ... better late than never 

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40 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Jake Fisher and Eli Harold were on my Day 2 wish list for the 2015 draft ... better late than never 

Lol, I wanted Ziggy Ansah and Matt Barkley in the 2013 draft.... here's to hoping my dreams finally come true.

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43 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Jake Fisher and Eli Harold were on my Day 2 wish list for the 2015 draft ... better late than never 

 

2 minutes ago, LeGOATski said:

Lol, I wanted Ziggy Ansah and Matt Barkley in the 2013 draft.... here's to hoping my dreams finally come true.


It's funny how that stuff works. 

A lot of Bills fans would have LOVED to have Vince Young or Matt Leinart when those guys came out. Sure enough, both of them became Buffalo Bills at one point. To top it off, the other big picks from that draft that we would have killed for at the time were Mario Williams and Reggie Bush. Both of THEM became Bills, too.

And remember the 2013 draft? The one in which we wound up with EJ Manuel? We had lots of really fierce Matt Barkley boosters who badly wanted to see him be the pick. Draft magazines that year were touting him as a 1st round pick. He fell all the way to the FOURTH ROUND. And now? He's a Buffalo Bill.

Weird.

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9 minutes ago, Logic said:

 


It's funny how that stuff works. 

A lot of Bills fans would have LOVED to have Vince Young or Matt Leinart when those guys came out. Sure enough, both of them became Buffalo Bills at one point. To top it off, the other big picks from that draft that we would have killed for at the time were Mario Williams and Reggie Bush. Both of THEM became Bills, too.

And remember the 2013 draft? The one in which we wound up with EJ Manuel? We had lots of really fierce Matt Barkley boosters who badly wanted to see him be the pick. Draft magazines that year were touting him as a 1st round pick. He fell all the way to the FOURTH ROUND. And now? He's a Buffalo Bill.

Weird.

I was enamored of Manny Lawson's athleticism coming out of NC State. He ended up with the Bills at the tail end of an average career. I would say these occurrences serve as a cautionary tale of "be careful what you wish for" when it comes to the draft.

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4 hours ago, WMDman said:

Not the Detroit DE I was hoping for...

 

Meh - Ansah is a dubious pickup - I'm hoping this means that's over.

 

So many good rookies to be had at DE/Edge

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Our depth at LB is terrible.

 

Im really leaning towards Brian Burns at #9.  He would excel at the role Lorax plays, gain a year of mentorship while still getting solid playing time. I’d think we may be able to trade down some but he’s been put in a positive light since his combine performance at 250 lbs. He may be worthy of the #9 pick.

 

But maybe Eli Harold will be behind Lorax being he also plays at under 250lbs and is an undersized DE

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4 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

Solid get -as are all the FAs signed this year. Still need another one and if we can sign one before the Draft, it locks in DT @ 9 for me.

I agree.  I think that they aren't counting on an elite edge guy falling to them. This indicates to me that they believe a DT will be the BPA for them at #9 and they will pick one.

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6 hours ago, ndirish1978 said:

He's a rotational edge player with good speed who was a 3rd rd draft pick by the 9ers in 2015.

 

https://www.prideofdetroit.com/2019/2/19/18203968/2018-detroit-lions-roster-review-did-eli-harold-add-enough-to-keep-him-around

 

We could maybe be looking at him to play SAM as a backup too?

This is probably best case scenario.  Worst case is camp fodder.

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6 hours ago, Mat68 said:

Lol my 4th DE in Madden.  Good Height, Weight, Speed.  Outside of him in the game dont know much. Imo brings more to the team as a pass rusher than Yarborough.

He's more athletic than Yarbrough for sure.

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17 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

He's more athletic than Yarbrough for sure.

I see him as a speed end.  He makes the team on ST ability imo.

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3 hours ago, SmokinES3 said:

Yes, he reformed in a contract year while his two buddies were both still unemployed. I'm sure it was based on changing personal beliefs 🤣

Money.....the great equalizer.

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I think he’ll be fighting the back end of the roster with Yarborough.

Rather have him than a UDFA trying to find his way.  At least he knows the drill.

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5 hours ago, Shaw66 said:

There you go.  Dline, and edge rusher just became less of a "need."   Beane fills his needs in free agency. 

 

BPA coming up, without regard to need.   Might be a dlineman, but if it is, it'll be because the Bills like him better than everyone else.  

They signed a guy who has 9 career sacks.

 

Serioisly? Now Dline and edge rusher are less of a need? 😅

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7 hours ago, WMDman said:

Not the Detroit DE I was hoping for...

 

You wanted them to Zig...but instead they zagged.

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3 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

I was enamored of Manny Lawson's athleticism coming out of NC State. He ended up with the Bills at the tail end of an average career. I would say these occurrences serve as a cautionary tale of "be careful what you wish for" when it comes to the draft.

Manny Lawson was still an athletic freak when he played for the Bills. Rare coverage ability for a lengthy guy. Great #3 OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Versatile. 

 

But didn't he kind of do something terrible or at least get into some trouble at the end, after his Bills tenure? Domestic stuff? (I don't want to open another tab and type stuff there and all that.)

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36 minutes ago, Richard Noggin said:

Manny Lawson was still an athletic freak when he played for the Bills. Rare coverage ability for a lengthy guy. Great #3 OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Versatile. 

 

But didn't he kind of do something terrible or at least get into some trouble at the end, after his Bills tenure? Domestic stuff? (I don't want to open another tab and type stuff there and all that.)

Yeah. Lawson had a decent career and played pretty well for the Bills. Not the career I personally anticipated. (We all have those guys every year we see big things for).

 

IIRC, it was a disorderly conduct domestic violence situation where there were serious questions about whether or not any "violence" took place. Also don't really want to use the google machine because it's old news.:D

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At the very least they signed a great locker room guy. On his IG post today after signing, dozens of players from a number of teams were wishing him luck. Never seen that much support from other players before.

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10 hours ago, Logic said:

 


It's funny how that stuff works. 

A lot of Bills fans would have LOVED to have Vince Young or Matt Leinart when those guys came out. Sure enough, both of them became Buffalo Bills at one point. To top it off, the other big picks from that draft that we would have killed for at the time were Mario Williams and Reggie Bush. Both of THEM became Bills, too.

And remember the 2013 draft? The one in which we wound up with EJ Manuel? We had lots of really fierce Matt Barkley boosters who badly wanted to see him be the pick. Draft magazines that year were touting him as a 1st round pick. He fell all the way to the FOURTH ROUND. And now? He's a Buffalo Bill.

Weird.

 

...here's another weird one........we draft McCargone from the NC State Triangle, moving back into the 1st and he's a colossal bust......then we end up with the other 2/3 of The Triangle via FA, namely Mario and Manny...go figure....

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Good depth signing. Also solid Special Teams player, clearly an area the Bills are trying to fix with several of the FA signings.

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