Buffalo Bills: One big-name free agent to potentially target

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The Buffalo Bills have a lot of money to spend this offseason and could look to add a top receiver in the free agent market.

We will get a better idea of what the Buffalo Bills plan to do in the NFL Draft once free agency gets underway.

While we talk about the position to target at No. 9 overall, the Bills could fix that need right away by signing a big free agent.

The wide receiver position is one that stands out as a major need in 2019. A recent article by Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report took at look at bold predictions for each team when it comes to free agency.

His bold choice for the Bills has the team signing Golden Tate. From the article:

"With no top-notch offensive linemen slated to hit the open market, Buffalo’s splash is more likely to come on a player such as Golden Tate, who would immediately become the top target in that offense.It’s sickening that Zay Jones and Robert Foster are probably the best two wide receivers in an attack that lacks depth and experience at the position, but the 30-year-old Tate is a consistent veteran with a Super Bowl ring and a Pro Bowl nod on his resume."

Tate began last season with the Detroit Lions before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 5-foot-10 receiver would immediately bring a veteran presence to the group and would be the top guy as it stands right now.

I would still like to see the Bills grab a receiver with more size, but adding Tate certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing. He will be 31 next season and has never made more than $10 million in a season. Even if he wants a one-year deal at that amount, the Bills are more than able to offer a deal.

It will all come down to how the front office views the receiver position. I have to imagine that the team will add at least one veteran to the group, the same way they did with the quarterback position.

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The Bills did sign Duke Williams out of the CFL, yet he is still of an unknown when it comes to the NFL. The team would be wise to at least consider someone like Tate to serve as the leader of the group.