4 free agents the Buffalo Bills won’t regret not signing in 2022

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It seemed entering this offseason that the Buffalo Bills were ready to make a switch at slot receiver after Cole Beasley held that role for the prior three years. It was a combination of performance slightly dropping and a high cap hit that made this a pretty obvious move.

That is why shortly after Jarvis Landry was released, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs were two teams to watch as potential landing spots even though the Bills hadn’t officially released Beasley yet.

The fit made sense as Landry had been a very productive wide receiver during his time with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. At one point he made five consecutive Pro Bowls but this past season was coming off his worst season in the NFL with 52 receptions, 570 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

The Bills didn’t ultimately sign Landry as they would elect to sign Jamison Crowder as the replacement for Beasley to a one-year deal worth $2 million. Meanwhile, Landry would return to the area he played college football and sign a one-year deal worth $3 million with the New Orleans Saints.

While Landry has had better years than Jamison Crowder, there is something to be said about the offenses Crowder has played in during his time in Washington and with the New York Jets. It would not be surprising to see Crowder finish the season with a better stat line than Landry and the Buffalo Bills were able to do it by saving some cap space.