It began with the contract extension for
Re-signed their own
After Fitzpatrick signed his multi-year extension in October, Buffalo set out to re-sign more of their own players, whose contracts were set to expire.
Starting right tackle
The biggest free-agent-to-be of them all was re-signed to a long-term deal a week before the free agent market opened as number one receiver
All told just a pair of Buffalo’s unrestricted free agents signed with other clubs during the free agent period.
The Bills also rewarded team leader
Free agent splash
Bills GM Buddy Nix said the team would be aggressive in free agency and the acquisition of prized pass rusher
The pass rush signing however, had a follow up in the form of
Quarterback depth was later added with free agent signal caller
Free agent TE/FB
Draft adds top talent
Armed with 10 picks, Buffalo kept nine of them and proceeded to add a pair of offensive tackles, two linebackers, two cornerbacks, an interior offensive lineman, a receiver and a kicker.
Ten undrafted free agents were later added and remain on the roster heading into OTAs next week.
With a roster turnover of just 13 players not counting the undrafted signings, Buffalo has improved the level of talent and the depth of it as well. It has head coach Chan Gailey confident that the team can take the next step.
“I think it’s a great group, but I should be biased,” said Gailey. “They’re ours. We know we have to incorporate the new guys into the team and see where they might be able to help us because we’re still on our quest for a championship and anything less is not acceptable at this time.”