NFL Free Agency starts on March 9th, and the next few days will feature several Buffalo Bills rumors. While free agency doesn't officially start until Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday are "legal tampering" days. That means teams can discuss contracts with any player, although a deal can't be signed until Wednesday. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Bills.
Jahri Evans Visiting
Evans was cut by the Saints earlier this offseason, and he's making Buffalo his first official visit.
Evans is a quality guard, something the Bills need. Buffalo needs at least one new starting guard this offseason and two if the team can't re-sign Richie Incognito. Evans could end up replacing Incognito if the Bills can't bring Incognito back, something they want to do.
Speaking of Incognito, the Buffalo News reports the Bills are taking a curious approach to re-sign Incognito. The team reportedly didn't offer Incognito an extension during the season, low-balled him during the NFL Combine and then didn't contact him for four days last week.
Incognito told the Buffalo News that while he's thankfully they signed him, there will be no hometown discount. At age 33, this is likely Incognito's last chance for a big contract.
Bilal Powell An Option?
The Bills are tight on cap space, meaning they likely won't make many moves in free agency this year. However, Pro Football Talk says they could end up chasing RB Bilal Powell. While the Bills have a solid backfield with LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and even Mike Gillislee, he did play under Bills head coach Rex Ryan. If McCoy's legal issues end up resulting in a suspension, then Powell could help contribute early in the season.