On Tuesday the Bills hosted a veteran free agent receiver for a visit at One Bills Drive, but the player is already familiar with the team's facility and their head coach. Brad Smith is touring the Bills facility and meeting with coaches in a place where he's already spent part of his career.
Smith first signed with the Bills right after the NFL lockout in the summer of 2011 and spent two seasons with the club appearing in 30 games. He served primarily as a wide receiver and returner on special teams for Buffalo, but also took some snaps at quarterback.
In 2013 after sustaining an injury in the preseason, the Bills placed Smith on injured reserve. He was subsequently released from I-R in November making him eligible to sign with another club. Smith finished the 2013 season with the Philadelphia Eagles where he played wide receiver appearing in six games.
He appeared in 13 games for the Eagles in 2014 serving mainly on special teams.
Smith was originally a fourth-round pick of the New York Jets in 2006 where he spent the first five years of his career, including two under Bills current head coach Rex Ryan (2009-2010).
Buffalobills.com has learned that Buffalo's interest in Smith is strictly as a receiver and special teams contributor.
The 10-year veteran is set to turn 32 in December.