Buffalo Bills: Another draft pick signed, one more to go

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The Buffalo Bills have signed yet another draft pick, leaving only the top pick in the 2018 class as the lone player yet to sign his deal.

The Buffalo Bills continue to get work done this offseason when it comes to signing players.

The latest move came this afternoon as the Bills signed Harrison Phillips, the third-round pick out of Stanford.

The team announced the move on Twitter:

It is somewhat odd to see Phillips sign so late, but it doesn’t matter anymore. He is on the team and signed before training camp gets underway.

This now leaves Josh Allen as the only draft pick to remain unsigned at this point. There are a few ways to look at this with one way being far more extreme than the other. It wouldn’t be a football story without drastic hot takes.

One way is to panic and assume Allen is headed for a holdout. But I’d give that close to a zero percent chance of happening. Such a move would only hurt Allen and it also wouldn’t make sense given how structured rookie contracts are now.

Allen will be signed before training camp begins barring an unforeseen heel turn of epic proportions. There is no rush to get any deal done right away as he has still been working out with the team. As long as it’s done before camp opens.

Back to Phillips, this signing was expected. I see this move as one that draws more attention to Allen’s situation, although I doubt many fans had his contract situation on the mind before this news with Phillips.

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The goal is to avoid drama and any potential distractions will be gone once Allen signs. The only person who may be rooting for a holdout is AJ McCarron.