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Bills sign CB Akeem King and DT Niles Scott

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reaction to EJ Gaines opt out ?
And the hole Star left wide open at DT with Scott.

is he a 1st and second down DT ?

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Sounds like we may be out of the woods on opt-outs?  Knock on wood.  Apparently all players have reported and, clearly, it seems like Star and Gaines gave Beane/McDermott a heads up given the quickness of these two roster moves with King brought in before the Gaines news broke. 
 

 

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Being expert on injured feet (have photos and MRIs to prove it) I truly hope they did a full medical workup on those two players.

We have had too many players come to Bills injured both from college and pros.

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1 hour ago, 3rdand12 said:

reaction to EJ Gaines opt out ?

I thought Gaines faced a big challenge to make the roster, principally from Norman.

 

But Gaines never disappointed in the past, and he could have been valuable this season.  There was probably no one farther down the depth chart with a real shot at being a contributor.  Sorry to see him go.

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Shaw, I am too.  I was hoping for a reclamation year for the guy, but he must have his reasons.  If we picked up a CB and a DT, that pretty much replaces the spot, and we’ll see what happens.

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Neat story about King being a late comer to football. I forgot that he went to San Jose State.

 

Coming from a small place like Nipomo too, is really something.

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3 hours ago, SCBills said:

Sounds like we may be out of the woods on opt-outs?  Knock on wood.  Apparently all players have reported and, clearly, it seems like Star and Gaines gave Beane/McDermott a heads up given the quickness of these two roster moves with King brought in before the Gaines news broke. 
 

 

 

They had already lost two other DB's before Gaines, so not sure which triggered the "start to look"

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1 hour ago, NobesBLO13 said:

Akeem the (redacted) Dream!

 

 

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Well, his previous persona, the One Man Gang, retired one the offseason, so this makes sense.

 

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So with these two signings, are they still at 80 or did they have to let someone else go?  Thought they were already at 80, maybe Gaines was still officially on the roster so included in the 80??

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An obvious move by the Pegula's to sell more tickets

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I had no clue what the team had to go through to sign these guys until Brandon’s presser yesterday. This is gonna suck in the season when we have an injury and have to sign a player off the street. He won’t make a practice in the 1st week. 

 

Bad vibes, man..

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13 hours ago, NobesBLO13 said:

Akeem the (redacted) Dream!

 

 

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The cat in the hat.  🤔

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15 hours ago, SCBills said:

Sounds like we may be out of the woods on opt-outs?  Knock on wood.  Apparently all players have reported and, clearly, it seems like Star and Gaines gave Beane/McDermott a heads up given the quickness of these two roster moves with King brought in before the Gaines news broke. 
 

 


SC, I think you’re right as why come and report to just opt out.  I remember someone reported Star was in contact with the team before the opt out option was official.  I’m glad I’ve heard nothing on this board about being disappointed in him or whatever.  I would have done the same thing if I had a previous heart condition.  He’s the exact guy that should opt out.

 

While I don’t want to know particulars as to privacy, you can speculate if someone tests positive and then we sign someone else for that position that it is serious.  I say this as I read about a signage of say a RB after Moss for example tests positive tells me to pray for Moss and his family.  I could be wrong, but we have depth at most positions and signing someone else you would think means the team expects the player to be out awhile.

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while EJ is an excellent corner and this board loves him some  EJ, King played 30% of the d snaps with Seattle, his excellent speed-athleticism (4.41 - 40) makes him an strong candidate for ST and backup DB;  a blessing in disguise possibly

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8 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

I had no clue what the team had to go through to sign these guys until Brandon’s presser yesterday. This is gonna suck in the season when we have an injury and have to sign a player off the street. He won’t make a practice in the 1st week. 

 

Bad vibes, man..

 

The Practice Squad is going to be very important this year.  It will be interesting to see the positional mix when it's put together.

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