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For the Buffalo Bills to reach that next level they need to make a veteran addition to the receiving corps.
Considering all the improvements the Bills have made this offseason, landing Braylon Edwards provides a new dimension to the offense.
We know Steve Johnson will remain the No. 1 target and Scott Chandler is a more than reliable tight end. Edwards' addition would simply force defenses to focus more on stopping Ryan Fitzpatrick than the ground game.
Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller are among the best two-back tandems in the game and both are dual threats as well. Buffalo isn't explosive enough in the passing game to keep pace with the New England Patriots, but the improved defense and much better rushing attack will get the Pats on their heels.
That is where Edwards comes in.
He can just stretch defenses to beat single coverage or draw a double-team and open up the field for Johnson, Chandler and running back screens/check downs. In short, the Bills would present a balance in efficiency to keep Fitzpatrick in a rhythm all season long.
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