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Any interest in taking on the last 2 years of DJ's contract in a Brock Osweiler type of play?  Not sure what it would take but maybe like DJ and a pickswap in the 2nd or 3rd or something.  Would be an overpay, and a highly paid RB in general, but they get to clear all his base salary off the books, and RB2 is taken care of. 

 

Contract remaining would be basically 1 year 11 million, or 2 years 20 million (only guaranteed 2 mil for injury in 2021).  Lot for a running back... but he's also a better more versatile back than gore.  I'd only do it if the trade was also upgrading my draft selection this year.  

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4 minutes ago, dneveu said:

Any interest in taking on the last 2 years of DJ's contract in a Brock Osweiler type of play?  Not sure what it would take but maybe like DJ and a pickswap in the 2nd or 3rd or something.  Would be an overpay, and a highly paid RB in general, but they get to clear all his base salary off the books, and RB2 is taken care of. 

 

Contract remaining would be basically 1 year 11 million, or 2 years 20 million (only guaranteed 2 mil for injury in 2021).  Lot for a running back... but he's also a better more versatile back than gore.  I'd only do it if the trade was also upgrading my draft selection this year.  

 

I don't see us going for that.

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I'm always for second chances and a change of scenery scenarios,  but it's a hard pass for me dawg.

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As frequently as RBs wear out, I’d rather draft a young buck to pair with Motor and then change out yearly if needed. Just the way of the NFL nowadays unfortunately 

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Depends on what they’d give us to take the cap hit for them. I think he’d be a decent compliment to Motor, but I he’s not worth the money unless it includes a 2nd or 3rd.

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We're not the type of team that needs to take risks hoping for a bounce back player.    

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58 minutes ago, stuvian said:

draft a newbie with fresh legs at half the cost

And there's the winning answer. No to a high priced FA.  No to drafting a RB in the 1st or 2nd round. Plenty of good rbs to be had in round 3-4 to compliment Devin. Use the first 2 picks on WRS.

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I’d love to land Johnson.  I think he’s a great compliment to singletary.  I just wouldn’t want any part of that salary.  If they cut him, I hope we try and sign him

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I hope he gets cut, then we can pick him up on the cheap. Too many injuries and too big a contract to pick up at the present rate. It would have to include some picks and/or other players to take on that bloated contract. 

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Watch.... a team will give up a 5th or 7th or whatever, and Johnson will have a solid season under the right system. Then fans will say we should have made a deal. 
 

I for one think the Bills should still get a veteran backup, someone who can be counted on, take the reigns if needed and still mentor Motor....

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5 years ago under the same cap situation, sure.  But we are not the destination we once were (in a good way) Taking on a bad salary in order to move up doesn’t make sense right now.  Unless that pick is a really high one or the include Chandler Jones 😂

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If the scenario plays out that we get Johnson and upgrade our draft picks at the same time sure why not. It would be a short term investment using money that may not be spent elsewhere anyways. This assumes he's healthy. 

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The good news is that Daboll sat Singletary for the 2nd half of the playoff game, he will be fully rested for the start of the season.

 

No need for DJ.

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2 hours ago, whatdrought said:

Depends on what they’d give us to take the cap hit for them. I think he’d be a decent compliment to Motor, but I he’s not worth the money unless it includes a 2nd or 3rd.

I would say the second for sure- and then only if his physical looks good.

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No way. Way too many players available either via free agency or draft that provide more than he does. And way way way cheaper.

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I was going to say that Gregg Rosenthal (note the two G’s) of NFL.com had him on a list of possible cuts, but now he’s updated with a note from the Cardinals GM that “cutting him is not an option”.  Apparently it’s one of those contracts where cutting him creates a bigger cap hit.

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I loved Johnson a few years ago.  A long story, but my middle son loves the Bills and Bucs, but he fell in love with the Cardinals when he was 7 when they went to the SB here in Tampa.  My point is I’ve seen so many of his games and he was great, but not anymore.  He’s hurt too often, getting older, does not have the explosion he once had is a bad mistake.  If they was five years ago then yes, but not now.

 

Im still on the AJ Dillon kick from BC.  He will be perfect for us at the right pick.  Motor stays healthy, Dillon pounds the tough yards, and someone on that thread mentioned we could probably drop DiMarco, as he could serve as a FB in some packages and RB in others.  

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