The seemingly slow buildup to the beginning of the NFL free agency period is behind us, as now we’re on a fast track to not only the legal tampering window but also for the official start to the new league year in under one week.
And with free agency comes the responsibility for the Buffalo Bills to add substantially to a roster that was weakened by a low amount of cap space last year. Done by design in 2018, now the shackles are off, and the Bills are free to spend their over $70 million in cap space as they choose
Especially with how Brandon Beane denied the notion that being “judicious” is the same as being prohibitive to signing the bigger fish in free agency, all options are still firmly on the table for the Bills. All this week, 7ABC will be going through five names that make sense for the Bills in free agency.
To begin the week, we discussed two offensive players in center Matt Paradis (with a mention of Mitch Morse, too) and wide receiver Devin Funchess. We also brought up linebacker Anthony Barr in more of a unique way than what his role would typically dictate.
However, the next stop is for a position that has both a crying need for more players and more talent. After all, only one tight end remains on the roster just under one week before the start of free agency.
It’s a position that the Bills desperately want more out of in 2019 and beyond which is why they’ve chosen to hit the restart button on all but Jason Croom. It gives them a blank slate to work with, needing a couple of different types of tight ends to maximize the role within Brian Daboll’s offense.
That leads me to Baltimore’s Maxx Williams, who would be a perfect fit for many different reasons.