Is Robert Woods the free agent wide receiver the Buffalo Bills should sign?

Robert Woods (Syndication: The Tennessean)
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The Buffalo Bills should be looking to add a wide receiver this offseason and they will have plenty of options from free agency to the trade market to the NFL Draft. However, if they want a player who could make an immediate impact then adding a veteran might be the best direction.

They could consider making a big splash by getting a wide receiver like Odell Beckham Jr., which seems possible especially after hiring Adam Henry as wide receiver coach. The better course, and the one that might be the most cost-effective, is bringing back Robert Woods who was released by the Tennessee Titans.

Robert Woods was a second round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in Western New York before leaving in free agency and signing with the Los Angeles Rams. During his time in Buffalo, Woods was a productive wide receiver but didn’t really have great success until joining the Rams.

In his time in Los Angeles, Woods had over 4,600 receiving yards with 23 receiving touchdowns in five seasons. He would suffer a torn ACL during the 2021 season and then was traded to the Tennessee Titans in the offseason. This past season, he would lead the Titans in most receiving categories with 53 receptions, 527 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Robert Woods would bring versatility to the Buffalo Bills’ offense

The Buffalo Bills realistically could look for competition for Gabe Davis on the outside or look for a veteran out of the slot. Robert Woods is a player that has the potential to address either spot as he has experience in both spots.

Entering the 2021 season, Woods was ranked as the 11th best slot receiver in the league by Doug Farrar at The Touchdown Wire.

Adding a veteran like Robert Woods would be a great move for this offense as it gives Josh Allen an experienced wide receiver that also can take some attention off Stefon Diggs on the outside.

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