Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) runs with the ball against the Clemson Tigers in the second half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Rumors: Buffalo Bills Tried For Carlos Hyde


The Buffalo Bills made moves throughout the NFL Draft weekend and one of those trades was questioned by a number of people.  There was one trade that didn’t happen, that Buffalo did try to make.  Buffalo tried to trade up in the late second round offering a number of teams a couple of mid-round picks but there were no takers.

The player the Bills were interested in was RB Carlos Hyde.  Before Hyde went to the 49ers in the second round, which the Dolphins traded their pick to the 49ers to take him, Buffalo was on the phone and texting trying to get Hyde to add to their already drafted weapon Sammy Watkins.

The Buffalo Bills did contact the Dolphins to move into the 57th spot and the Dolphins were open to a deal but at that point, the Bills just did not have enough to offer to move back into the mid part of the second round.

When Hyde was taken by the 49ers, the Bills knew their guy was taken and halted the attempt to trade up for another play-maker.  The Bills however did make another two trades within the second and third rounds.  Buffalo traded for Bryce Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles and also traded away Steve Johnson to the 49ers.

Both C.J. Spiller‘s and Fred Jackson‘s contracts are up at the end of the season and they both will become free agents.  The Bills have stated that they are going to try and re-sign C.J. Spiller for the coming years, but with Bryce Brown being added along with Anthony Dixon and their failed attempt to land Carlos Hyde, they maybe looking at other options and are making sure they have something to fall back on should both Jackson and Spiller vacate the Red, White, and Blue for other NFL colors some the end of the 2014-2015 season.

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