Despite seeing some of their starters from 2016 find new homes this offseason, the Buffalo Bills have chosen to not go above and beyond to replace these players. Rather than going after big name, high priced free agents this offseason, the Bills have instead chosen to go under the radar with their free agent signings to far this offseason.
Adding players like Mike Tolbert, Patrick DiMarco, Corey Brown and others, the Bills have really only made one big splash this offseason. Heck, the only part of the splash really was the amount of money Buffalo spent to sign former Packers safety Micah Hyde. Other than that though, the Bills have made a living signing players that had fallen in between the cracks.
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This strategy could actually even work for this team going forward. While both sides of the football need improvement and new starters, the team also needed some major league depth. Facing many issues last season due in part to the fact that the roster was so thin, the Buffalo Bills look to be addressing that as their main issue this offseason.
While this does nothing for the top line quality of the team, it does give Buffalo some quality backup options. Doing this now, Buffalo can then focus on adding talent over need during this April’s NFL Draft. Bringing in players with higher ceilings, Buffalo won’t have to draft a worse player just because they need the depth addition that his selection would bring.
First round players like Corey Davis and Mike Williams can now rocket to the front of the pack as their talent would bring quality to the talent needy receiver position. Adding secondary players during the second, third, and fourth round will also give the team some options moving forward.
Still looking for their first playoff appearance since the turn of the century, fans of the Buffalo Bills are restless to say the least. The top end talent in there. If the Bills can just add the right pieces to surround this talent, then a playoff appearance may not be far off. Then again, this is the Buffalo Bills we are talking about after all.