The Buffalo Bills failed to make the playoffs last year, posting an 8-8 record and coming up just short. The Bills will hope to make the playoffs next season but have a few needs they must address. Although they have almost no cap space, the Bills could look to add a few players via free agency.
This list only factors in free agents that didn't play for the Bills last season. So while the Bills can and should try to bring back OT Cordy Glenn, he and the other Buffalo free agents won't be appearing here. While getting Von Miller would be great, he's not going to hit the open market. This list focuses only on players who could actually end up in contract talks with Buffalo. The Bills are actually $7 million over the salary cap limit for next season. However, that number will drop with restructures and releases. The Bills can clear $12 million in space just by cutting DE Mario Williams. With that in mind, here are three free agents the Bills could realistically land this offseason.
LB Demario Davis
Davis is coming off a rough season, which means he won't be very expensive if the Jets let him walk. The Bills need help at linebacker, as Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown both struggled last season. Bradham is a free agent as well. Davis knows Rex Ryan's scheme, and would provide depth at the very least. For more Bills coverage, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
OG Jahri Evans
Richie Incognito is a free agent coming off a great season. In the final years of his career, he's likely looking to get one more payday. With almost no cap space, the Bills might not be able to afford Incognito, especially if they resign Glenn. Evans, recently cut by the Saints, could be a cheaper alternative. Evans has played well in the past, although he isn't the same player he once was. He could be a stop-gap option while the team grooms John Miller or a 2016 draft pick.
QB Robert Griffin III
Tyrod Taylor is the unquestioned starter for the Bills. But, they could use a backup who fits the team's system and is an upgrade over E.J. Manuel. That's exactly what RGIII is, and his skill set is a perfect fit for Greg Roman's offense. The price tag would be low and he should be able to beat out Manuel for the backup job. Adding Griffin would provide a better alternative if Taylor goes down with an injury. And if Taylor proves to be a flash in the pan, then perhaps RGIII could take over as the starter. With essentially no cap space, Griffin might be the only "name" player the Bills can actually land.Back to the Buffalo Bills Newsfeed