1. Where Bills fans can watch Kyle Williams during the NFL Combine
Kyle Williams may have retired but won’t abandon his life with football. NFL Media announced earlier this week that Williams will work as an analyst on NFL Network’s live coverage of the Combine.
Host Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network's coverage of the on-field workouts joined by NFL Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah in the booth at Lucas Oil Stadium. Additional coverage is provided by NFL Draft expert Charles Davis, Pro Football Hall of Famers Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, as well as Steve Smith Sr., Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie McGinest, Shaun O'Hara and Chris Rose. NFL Network's live coverage of on-field workouts also includes analysis from former All Pro offensive tackle Joe Thomas (Friday) and recently retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills Kyle Williams (Sunday).
Williams will provide analysis on the defensive linemen when they participate in their on-field drills Sunday, March 3.
Williams spent his entire career with the Bills and retired following the 2018 season. While in Buffalo, Williams was a six-time pro bowler and named All-Pro in 2010. Williams finished his career with 610 total tackles and 48.5 sacks.
NFL Network will cover the Combine extensively starting February 27. From the Bills media platforms, One Bills Live hosted by John Murphy and Steve Tasker will broadcast from Indianapolis from Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 1. Buffalobills.com and Buffalo Bills social accounts will have extensive coverage of the Combine from Indianapolis as well.
2. B/R predicts the Bills will sign this wide receiver in free agency
The free agent class of wide receivers is not as deep as past years but still has plenty of talent available.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report predicted where the top wide receivers will land this offseason and noted the Bills will sign Tyrell Williams from the Los Angeles Chargers to a five-year deal with Buffalo.
While he still has some rawness to his game, he has the size (6'4", 205 lbs) and breakaway speed of a future No. 1. He could end up commanding one of the top receiver contracts in free agency.
Williams will be entering his fifth NFL season in 2019 and will only be 27. Williams started 10 games for the Chargers this season posting 41 receptions, 653 yards and five touchdowns.
"I definitely feel like I'm a No. 1 receiver," Williams said, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. "So I want to make sure that I clean up all of the little things in route running and blocking, to make sure I solidify myself as a No. 1."
3. Spencer Long will give the Bills versatility according to Jets beat reporter
Buffalo signed offensive lineman Spencer Long to a three-year contract on Tuesday, a week after being released from the Jets.
Jets beat writer Rich Cimini went on One Bills Live to talk about what the Bills will be getting from the five-year vet.
“The Bills are getting a guy who can play center and both guard positions,” Cimini said. “That versatility is something that appeals to the Bills.”
Long has experience playing at both guard and center. He has made 44 starts in 53 career games. He started 13 games for the Jets las year before a damaged tendon in his right hand, the hand he snaps with, lead to him sitting out the final three weeks of the season.
Long received criticism for his inability to properly snap during the Jets’ loss against Miami in Week 9. It was later revealed he was suffering from the hand injury.
“He’s a smart guy, a hard worker,” Cimini said. “We know he’s a tough guy after not wanting to come out of that game because he wanted to play through that injury.”
Long will provide valuable depth to a Bills offensive line that is looking for three new starters after three members from the 2018 line slated to hit free agency.