4 risky free agent wide receivers Buffalo Bills could target

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Mike Evans

The longtime Bucs wide receiver appears likely to be a free agent with a real possibility of playing for another team for the first time in his career. He was a first round pick for the Bucs in 2014 and has been one of the most consistent wide receivers over the past 10 seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards each season and in total has 94 receiving touchdowns, including an NFL league-leading 13 this past year.

One of the reasons that Mike Evans has been so effective is that he is a matchup nightmare with his size at 6'5" and 231 pounds. There are not many cornerbacks in the league that can match up against that and one of the reasons he has 23 touchdowns from inside the 10 yard line over the past four seasons.

The reason that Evans is a risky option for the Buffalo Bills is that he is an older receiver as he will be turning 31 this offseason. If the Bills were to add him, it would likely be for a multi-year deal that averages over $15 million per season.

This type of contract for an older player doesn't always work out, similar to what the team is facing with Von Miller.