Buffalo Bills: Offseason - Free Agency: Trade for Antonio Brown is Dead

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  1. 26CornerBlitz

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    Bills sign free agent C-G Spencer Long to three-year deal

    Both GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott made it clear at the close of the 2018 season that they were going to seek to make improvements on Buffalo’s offensive line. On Tuesday, Buffalo took a first step in accomplishing that signing free agent offensive lineman Spencer Long to a three-year contract Tuesday, a week after he was released by the New York Jets.

    Bills re-sign CB Lafayette Pitts

    The Bills continued to tick names off their own free agent list on Tuesday. Buffalo re-signed CB Lafayette Pitts to a one-year extension.


     
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    Long signing is a nice move to improve interior depth, he'll push for a starting job if he's 100% healthy again, shrewd pickup imo.
     
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    That... seems a lot if its for someone expecting to act as a backup.

    Does this kill any chance the Bills had of going after Paradis?
     
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    I certainly hope they'll be in the hunt for Paradis irrespective of the signing of Long.
     
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    No, it just gets them versatile depth and competition.
     
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    Could be a replacement for Groy I suppose. Money seemed a lot that's all.

    Bodine also still on the books for next year too...
     
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    Maurice Jones-Drew 2019 NFL mock draft: Kyler Murray to Jags

    Ten weeks out from the 2019 NFL Draft, I'm taking my first crack at predicting how Round 1 will play out. Quarterbacks? Yeah, I have four of them flying off the board in an eight-pick span. Quarterback hunters? Oh, yeah -- this draft class is fully stocked, as you can see in my initial forecast of the first 32 selections ...

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    Depending on the structure of the deal. It could be a Ducasse replacement. Long was bad, but under a new coach he might be asked to do more things that he is comfortable with.
     
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    :skeptic:

    I hope we still go after Paradis...
     
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    There's an explanation for the bad snaps. Bowles is channeling Housley.

     
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    Had no idea, thanks for that
     
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    Coverage of 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Expands to More Platforms Than Ever

    NFL Network Provides Live Coverage of On-Field Drills Friday, March 1 – Monday, March 4

    For the First Time Ever, ABC to Broadcast Live Coverage of Quarterback & Wide Receiver Workouts Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 PM ET

    Joe Thomas & Kyle Williams Join NFL Network's Live Coverage of Combine Workouts

    One-Hour 'Combine Wrap-Up Shows' on NFL.com Friday – Monday


     
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    Just heard Kiper on the afternoon drive show in nyc describe Allen’s season as impressive (forget exact superlative he used)...it was in passing in a discussion on Kyler Murray and the Giants’ drafting...but was interesting to hear someone not invested speak so highly of his rookie season
     
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    Its not bad really. He signed a 4 year deal for $27m last year and was hurt for a good portion of last year so his play wasn't great. At worst hes a guy who can play backup center or guard or could even be a starter at those positions. The Jets released him because he was owed a $3m roster bonus.
     
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    It really was an impressive rookie season. The four things I really like about Allen are:

    - His willingness to stay in the pocket, take a hit, and make a play. If a QB cant do this, he wont make it in the league.

    - His ability to throw on the run. He makes some Rodgers-esque throws while scrambling. It's encouraging as ****.

    - He can use his legs to make plays. I didnt know he can run like he does. That makes him dynamic as ****. And he's learned quickly to slide at the right moment.

    - finally, Leadership. The kid's attitude is contagious, and the team will rally behind him.

    He has his flaws, but I'm a hell of a lot more optimistic than I was at the start of the season.
     
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    Wouldn't be mad with the pick after seeing that picture of him with his shirt off. Dude looks like a DE. In seriousness though, if he runs and catches well, he could be a very nice piece to add to this young group of freak athletes they're building. And after reading this very neat article, it sounds like his neck injury is not likely to cause any long term issues.

    DK Metcalf | Will neck injury cause him to slide in the 2019 NFL Draft?

    The rest of this mock draft though... what a doozy. Josh Jacobs at 5, Quinnen Williams at 14, Ed Oliver at 21, no CBs until the mid 20's, woof.
     
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    I think Long is better than he showed in NY last season.

    IIRC he had a pretty good 2017 season, and I know in 2016 he was ranked #9 overall in pass protection (by PFF) and his overall rank was #29 out of 72 qualified linemen.

    He can also play guard, so it doesn’t eliminate the Bills from the Matt Paradis sweepstakes, but it’s a nice insurance policy no matter what. Paradis will have his pick of a number of teams.
     
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    Mocking a mock? Shame on you. ;)
     
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    Buffalo Bills Pre-Combine 7-Round Mock Draft - The Draft Network

    JOE MARINO - FEBRUARY 13, 2019

    A critical offseason looms for the Bills who have 10 picks in the coming draft and the third-most salary cap space available in the league. With a top-5 defense in place, Buffalo has some patches to fill there but the priority is building the offense around quarterback Josh Allen. While free agency should allow Buffalo to fill needs, particularly on the offensive line, the draft will feature plenty of opportunities for the Bills to infuse the roster with even more young talent.

    In order to make these selections, I fired up The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine, which releases to the public on February 25th. You can draft for one team, two teams, heck, you can draft for all 32 teams if you’d like. Make sure to keep your eye out for the launch!

    Round 1, Pick No.9: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
    Round 2, Pick No. 40: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
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    Round 5, Pick No. 148: Blace Brown, CB, Troy
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    *REMINDER*: You can play general manager for your favorite team too when Mock Draft Machine releases to the public on February 25th!
     
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