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#21 simpleman

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

what yolo said, you cant have superstars at every position. Also what was the point of signing zb and lorax last year, both low key signings that seemed to work out for us

I'm not sure what you mean here. But if you mean we just go dumpster diving every year and get lucky like we did last year signing players to one year contracts, you are highly delusional. We absolutely got lucky last year. I could name dozens of FA players we brought in on the cheap  and even not so cheap that never worked out for us (ever heard of a player called Percy Harvin or Derrick Dockery)

. The odds of getting that lucky two years in the row on FA dumpster diving is very low. You still take a chance, but that is no realistic strategy to build a winning team.



#22 ALF

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:26 AM

He played lights out in 2015. With Smith, Perriman, Pitta all back from injury and Mike Wallace being decent again, he could barely see the field.

 

Would love this move for a reasonable price. He's a good one.

 

6'2"     75 catches for 944 yards in 2015  , would sign him if cap space allows



#23 Kmart128

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

Seems like Aiken had been in the league much longer. Seems like he would be 30 years old atleast. Aiken is a decent player in his prime. If we can get him for cheap then I am all for it. Maybe a mild upgrade over Woods at a cheaper price.

#24 YoloinOhio

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

Semi-interesting note - he and TT were probably on Scout team together in Baltimore for a couple years.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 06 March 2017 - 10:40 AM.


#25 Rockpile233

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

I'll say it again...our WR corps is so paper thin that they need to kick the tires on any FA they can this offseason. Need some solid role players at the position.

#26 JR in Pittsburgh

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

Does anyone remember when the bills inadvertently listed Aiken as the No 2 WR on the depth chart during training camp? It led to a 5-page thread on here, until they revealed it to be a mistake. Who knew that he would actually end up being a starter somewhere?

#27 YoloinOhio

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

Does anyone remember when the bills inadvertently listed Aiken as the No 2 WR on the depth chart during training camp? It led to a 5-page thread on here, until they revealed it to be a mistake. Who knew that he would actually end up being a starter somewhere?

i was not here then, but I can picture that board meltdown perfectly. 5 pages seems tame!

#28 Marty McFly

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

Time is a flat circle.  Bills will pay $12M for Deonte Thompson next season.

 

DT was madddd underrated shoulda kept him over Dez.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

Can we get former bill former Raven Justin armour too?

#30 YoloinOhio

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

 
DT was madddd underrated shoulda kept him over Dez.

had a serious foot injury at end of that preseason

Edited by YoloinOhio, 06 March 2017 - 11:16 AM.


#31 #BADOL

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:36 AM

He had a strong preseason with Buffalo a few years ago and missed out on the roster in final cuts I believe. He went to New England for a cup of coffee but didn't do too much. Became a solid role player with the Ravens but he's really a JAG, he's a cheaper, slightly less talented version of Bob Woods. Not an inspiring signing if it happens.

 

 

I don't like it either..........but I would understand the interest.

 

Whaley and company love them some Bob Woods.....that's my disconnect with them.

 

Knowing that they'd like to see more Woods.......Aiken checks a few boxes.

 

He's about the same quality player as Bob, he's probably cheaper than Bob,  he knows Dennison's system and he's familiar with Buffalo/Bils organization so he shouldn't have any of the typical "first year" issues with a free agent pickup adapting to a new system and home.



#32 Chuck Wagon

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

Goodbye Gillmore, goodbye comp pick, but at least we'll get a Ravens backup WR and Cowboys backup DE.  #Bills.



#33 JohnBonhamRocks

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

Re: ^, almost certain that Taylor and Aiken did play together in Baltimore. Could speak to whether or not they're keeping Taylor. Hardly a signing to be upset with, this would be a prudent move based on value.

#34 Webster Guy

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

Never fear, this is the year we draft Corey Davis in the first, the next Andre Reed. This dude is a game changer

#35 The Jokeman

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Kamar's (as is Brian Quick) on my short list of possible affordable options that could replace Robert Woods. As Aiken showed when he got playing time that he can produce in 2015 yet in 2016 he got pushed down the depth chart and as a result his numbers took a hit. Yet think he has the size and skillset to be a complement to Watkins in a WCO type offense.


Edited by The Jokeman, 06 March 2017 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

I believe you're thinking of Sam Aiken. He was a Bills WR from a few years back.

No

We signed Kamar Aiken as an undrafted FA

Edited by Buffalo716, 06 March 2017 - 01:44 PM.


#37 #BADOL

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

Yes, I believe Kamar Aiken was a training camp and preseason star in 2011 who was on the team but hardly played.

 

You are thinking of Curtis Aiken........he went to HS in Pittsford but didn't go to Bills camp there.   Rochester had 2 McDonalds All American first teamers in his senior year.......that city used to ball!



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

No

We signed Kamar Aiken as an undrafted FA in 2011

Baltimore scooped him off our practice squad

 

Not correct.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

Time is a flat circle.  Bills will pay $12M for Deonte Thompson next season.


I get college and pros are different, but it's puzzling how a guy can look so good in preseason and still not be good.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:14 PM

Not correct.


My bad

He went to the bears and NE first

But he definitely started his career with us like I said