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Bills Today | ESPN's Martin reports on the interest level between Bills and J.J. Watt

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1. ESPN's Martin reports mutual interest between Bills and J.J. Watt

ESPN reporter Kimberley Martin provided an update on veteran DE J.J. Watt as he whittles down his options of teams as a new free agent. Martin reported that interest between the Buffalo Bills and Watt is “definitely mutual.”

This news comes a day after reporter Mary Kay Cabot reported that Watt is "seriously considering" the Browns as the second team he'll play for in his NFL career.

The Tennessee Titans are another club that has publicly confirmed they have reached out to the Watt camp to express interest.

Obviously, the decision is up to Watt, who currently has little to no competition on the open market as free agency doesn't open for another month. It's presumed he'll take his time to find what he believes is the ideal fit.

2. Graziano's offseason plan for Bills: Keep it together

ESPN NFL reporter Dan Graziano knows the Bills are in a tight cap situation with the shrunken cap for 2021, but he believes Buffalo should do whatever they can to keep the roster as intact as possible heading into next season.

Graziano forecasts potential salary cap casualties in addition to his offseason outlook.

What you need to know: ... Re-signing Daryl Williams and Jon Feliciano to try to keep the offensive line somewhat together should be priorities. ... Overall, this was one of the top three or four teams in the entire league in 2020 and should try running it back with the same group to whatever extent is possible.

3. Draft prospect earns comparison to Steve Tasker

He's probably the most special teams ready prospect in the 2021 draft class. Boise State DB and return specialist Avery Williams relishes playing on special teams, which isn't always easy to find in college players.

Williams has even said he wants to be a combination of New England special teams phenom Matthew Slater and former Chicago return ace Devin Hester.

Forgive him if he is too young to remember Buffalo's Steve Tasker. But at 5-9, 195 pounds he's drawing more comparisons to the Bills seven-time Pro Bowl specialist.

FanSided NFL reporter, Matt Verderame made the comparison in a recent tweet promoting his colleague Mike Tanier's writeup on Williams and the top five edge rushers in the draft class.

Williams considers himself a slot receiver, nickel corner and a return specialist. He believes he can play on all three sides of the ball at the NFL level.

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