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#1 KeisterHollow

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

I was looking over the Walterfootball website this morning, which is pretty comprehensive in its coverage of the draft and just about all things NFL related.  Anyway, I was curious to see who was left in the FA market for WR's.  After I looked, and considered other threads on this board started up for just about every player that gets cut, I thought I'd just put out there some names I found that are still available via FA.  The names I'll list are not all the available players, but ones I thought could be good fits in Buffalo - for the entire lists, just visit the website.

I put their ages after the player's name:

WR's:
Austin Collie 27
Devery Henderson 31
Steve Breaston 30
Sammy Stroughter 27
Chaz Schilens 27
Early Doucet 27

LB'ers:
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Karlos Dansby 31
Larry Grant 28
Bart Scott 33
Bradie James 32
Bradon Siler 27
Barrett Ruud 30
Tavares Gooden 28

(OLB)
Daryl Smith 31
Shaun Phillips 32
Thomas Howard 30
Leroy Hill 30
Michael Boley 31
Chris Gocong 29
Quincy Black 29

CB:
Mike Jenkins 28

TE's:
Dallas Clark 34
Kevin Boss 29
Randy McMichael 34
Chris Cooley 31
Leonard Pope 29
Travis Beckum 26

G:
Brandon Moore 33

S:
Kerry Rhodes 31
Quintin Mikell 32
Gerald Sensabaugh 30

It surprised me, really, that there are this many quality players still available - and it gives me hope that between the draft and FA, the Bills might actually be satisfied with their roster come summer.  Furthermore, it gives me confidence that if the Bills aren't signing certain players at certain positions it isn't necessarily because there is no one available, but maybe because they're confident they can get a viable upgrade from the college ranks.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Lots of good Lbs out there as well as some serviceable TEs.  I'm not a fan of the wrs unless they were brought in for minimums. Doucet, collie or Breaston would suffice.  Two of which have played with Kolb.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Dansby and a bunch of guys who used to be.  Pick them up later on the cheap.  Other than Dansby, whom I think could help.  He must be a real ahole if he hasn't been signed yet. That's the only explanation I can think of.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I like Clark, and Rhodes or sensabaugh, maybe breaston but sounds like he is hurt. Unsure about any of the linebackers.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

Did Mohammed Massaquoi (sp) sign anywhere? Thought that he may be a good fit.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

Massaquoi is still out there, too - I didn't include him because I figured if we're going to go after a WR then he probably has to be pretty fast.

A thought I had regarding the linebackers - perhaps some of the older LB's who traditionally played OLB might be able to have more success being moved to the inside? Seems to me if they're fast enough to be on the outside they should be athletic enough to be moved inside, especially as stop-gaps for a year or two until we have young guys capable of filling those roles.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

I still think Brandon Lloyd could help this team.  I understand there's a rumor of him not being that great of a teammate,  but chemistry is about 4th on the list right now,  we need someone that can catch some balls and get open.  I think he can still do that.  He's not exactly Titus Young nuts.

Our receiver situation is such a major concern to me.  At this point we have to rely on Graham and Easley to instantly become major contributors.  That scares the hell out of me.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

View PostKirby Jackson, on 04 April 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

Did Mohammed Massaquoi (sp) sign anywhere? Thought that he may be a good fit.
He is terrible.   Drops everything thrown to him.   I would not want him on the Bills.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

I think Dansby is worth a look. I'm a little surprised he is still out there. Only thing I can think of is that he wants ridiculous money. We could definitely use him when we our in the 3-4.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

View PostMaddog69, on 04 April 2013 - 11:56 AM, said:

He is terrible.   Drops everything thrown to him.   I would not want him on the Bills.

Not saying that he is the greatest WR in football but who is going to line up there?  As far as I am concerned the Bills still need AT LEAST 2 (maybe 3) NFL caliber WR.  As far as I am concerned they have 1 at the moment.  I liked Nelson but he was hurt and I thought that Donald Jones was terrible.  I think that I could have covered that guy.  I had no problem with getting rid of those guys but I do have a problem with not replacing them.  I think that the majority of the people that you could replace them with would be considered an upgrade.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

Dansby , Jenkins And Moore.  


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Am I the only one who wouldnt mind Bart Scott on a 1 year contract?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

View PostCanadian_Bills_Fan, on 04 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

Am I the only one who wouldnt mind Bart Scott on a 1 year contract?

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Too old, too slow. Pass.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

View PostExWNYer, on 04 April 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

Too old, too slow. Pass.

Thank you. Dude's way past his prime.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Quincy Black's career is done. I was at the game when him Ryan Matthews collided. The game was stopped for about 15 minutes. Add Kevin Boss to that list also, too many concussions and his career is hanging in the balance.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

I've always been a Thomas Howard fan since his time at  utep.  If he's healthy he'd make a good weakside ilb, he is solid in coverage.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Chris Gocong?

Why does that name ring a bell?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

I'm a bit surprised Ramses Barden has got no attention from OBD...He seems like a match for the Bills needs and vice versa...One of the things I read about him was that he was looking for an opportunity to compete for a starting role...And Buffalo is one of the few teams that can offer that opportunity...Obviously he's not going to be too expensive...And he does have a rare size for the position...Plus he was Drafted by one of the best Scouting Departments in the NFL...I'd like to see the Bills give him a look... B-)

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

View PostCanadian_Bills_Fan, on 04 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

Am I the only one who wouldnt mind Bart Scott on a 1 year contract?

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I dunno, but if we cut Barnett 'cuz we thought he'd lost it, last year Bart Scott looked lost it x 3

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

View PostKOKBILLS, on 04 April 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

I'm a bit surprised Ramses Barden has got no attention from OBD...He seems like a match for the Bills needs and vice versa...One of the things I read about him was that he was looking for an opportunity to compete for a starting role...And Buffalo is one of the few teams that can offer that opportunity...Obviously he's not going to be too expensive...And he does have a rare size for the position...Plus he was Drafted by one of the best Scouting Departments in the NFL...I'd like to see the Bills give him a look... B-)

Yeah Barden and Brandon Moore are two guys I would have thought the Bills would be interested in.