Russ Brandon, Buffalo Bills COO, told fans today during an interview that they should not expect the same splash into free agency that was seen last year – but to remember that free agency only opens on Friday the 27th, it doesn’t close that day as well.
What the Bills should be focusing on leading up until open season on Friday, is resigning CB Jabari Greer and LB Angelo Crowell.
Crowell does not have much to market with when it comes to other teams, as he is coming off a major injury, unproven, and there are going to be plenty of healthy linebackers for sale on on Friday.
Greer on the other hand could prove to expensive for the Bills, as the corner back position is not as strong in this years free agent market.
As an undrafted free agent, it is doubtful Greer can command the same money as Kelvin Hayden got in Indy, somewhere around five years 43 millsion dollars, but Greer has proven that he belongs in this league and is going to be a defensive work horse.
“We’ll do everything within our power to try to have him in the mix and see how it plays out,” said Brandon. “He certainly knows our feelings about him.”
If the Bills don’t start tendering offers quickly to Greer that are to his liking, they may very well likely have seen the last of the good cornerback, and will face a tough decision again next year, when the contract of Terrence McGee comes up.