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#1 BillsFanFromCincy2012

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Anyone out there hear of any rumors lately of us targeting high profile or even mediocre free agents? I've heard of Ellerbe from the Ravens but that's it. It's pretty frustrating seeing all the potential moves from all these teams and the bills not even making a headline. Chiefs were the worst team in the NFL (record wise) and landed a solid QB, signed their best WR to a long term deal, no franchise tag. Dolphins need a receiver, targeting Wallace. I believe of building through the draft, but we have so many holes I'm not sure 6 players can fill. I know we will know more on March 12th and on, just curious if there are any rumors out there.

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#2 Rob's House

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

I heard we might target Chad Kruger, but that might just be conjunction.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Everything you hear right now is not proof of anything.

From what I can tell, OBD is being incredibly tight lipped still.

#4 Snorom

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

I think we will let the market settle. There is not enough FA money out there for most teams to make many big signings so there will be some great value pickups to be had by the teams that are patient

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

There are a ton of LBs available this year.
If we could get two decent ones, along with a mid-tier WR (Gibson) and a vet OG, i'd be pretty satisified

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

What you hear right now amounts to absolutely nothing.  Nobody can make any FA moves until March 12th, so there's really no point in speculating.

I can pretty well assure you that the front office has a plan, just as they did last year.  I personally expect them to be proactive in going after either a WR or a LB...perhaps both.  It would also not surprise me to see both a CB and a SS signed...again though, that's just conjecture.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

Last year we signed Stevie Johnson and Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. Thats a big year. We will get one or two guys but nothing high priced

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 07 March 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

Last year we signed Stevie Johnson and Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. Thats a big year. We will get one or two guys but nothing high priced

yeah, how did that work out

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

View PostRob, on 07 March 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

I heard we might target Chad Kruger, but that might just be conjunction.

Kruger is LB right? Why didn't Chris brown list him as a possible target?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

His name is Paul. Not Chad. :)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

View PostRob, on 07 March 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

I heard we might target Chad Kruger, but that might just be conjunction.

So we can expect a lot of nickelback halftime performances?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

I gotta say no. Nix has said we won't do anything on the first couple of days. We will get two mid Tier LB's and a mid tier WR then go draft. Hopefully this will be the year those mid tier guys can actually perform well as they will fit our systems.

View PostRamius, on 07 March 2013 - 02:22 PM, said:

So we can expect a lot of nickelback halftime performances?

I see what you did there :-)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

View PostRamius, on 07 March 2013 - 02:22 PM, said:

So we can expect a lot of nickelback halftime performances?
:thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

View PostAl Cowlings, on 07 March 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

yeah, how did that work out
You were against signing these 3 players?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

View Postnucci, on 07 March 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

You were against signing these 3 players?
Clearly he was. This year I hope we sit on our ass so I can bitch and moan about how we didnt sign........

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

View PostRob, on 07 March 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

I heard we might target Chad Kruger, but that might just be conjunction.

We might not win many games, but adding Chad Krueger and Charles Barkley certainly would be interesting.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

View PostCanadian_Bills_Fan, on 07 March 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

His name is Paul. Not Chad. :)

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#18 Rob's House

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

View PostFan in San Diego, on 07 March 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:



Kruger is LB right? Why didn't Chris brown list him as a possible target?
With all his community service he probably doesn't have that much time to follow football.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

View PostAl Cowlings, on 07 March 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

yeah, how did that work out

We will see how it works out.  One year is no sample.  But Stevie did well, again, especially considering the QB
throwing him (or not throwing it well) the ball.  Mario was better post surgery.  Anderson was hurt most of the
year, so the jury is out.

View PostBillsFanFromCincy2012, on 07 March 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

Anyone out there hear of any rumors lately of us targeting high profile or even mediocre free agents? I've heard of Ellerbe from the Ravens but that's it. It's pretty frustrating seeing all the potential moves from all these teams and the bills not even making a headline. Chiefs were the worst team in the NFL (record wise) and landed a solid QB, signed their best WR to a long term deal, no franchise tag. Dolphins need a receiver, targeting Wallace. I believe of building through the draft, but we have so many holes I'm not sure 6 players can fill. I know we will know more on March 12th and on, just curious if there are any rumors out there.

Go Bills!

It's not about big names.  It's about the right names and addressing the right issues.  LB, WR, OG, CB are strong possibilties.  For instance, Keenan Lewis from Pittsburgh isn't a "big" name, but would be a great signing.  Brandon Moore, Brandon Gibson also would be good.  The only big names I could see the Bills grabbing would be Ellerbe or Kruger.  And I'd prefer Ellerbe to Kruger.

Edited by purple haze, 07 March 2013 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

I hope they are targeting Landry, Byrd, McKelvin, and a quality LB and TE- Byrd 35mil 5year, Landry 30 mil 5year, McKelvin 22mil 5year,  Landry and Mckelvin backloaded.