Most NFL talk this week is focused on the NFL combine, but free agency is slowly creeping up upon us. Starting on March 12, a free-agent frenzy will begin for all 32 NFL teams.
Among them, the Buffalo Bills will be looking to update their roster. With about $20.9 million in cap space, Buffalo has money to spend. That said, the money will most likely be going towards their own free agents. Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News breaks down how the money could be spent:
The Bills need about $5.5 million in cap space for their 2013 draft choices. They need $6.8 million for a franchise tag to retain the rights to safety Jairus Byrd. A tender offer for restricted free agent David Nelson is $1.3 million.
These totals come to $13.6 million and Buffalo will also need to set aside money for their draft class as well.
Could Buffalo find money elsewhere? Absolutely.
Today, Russ Brandon told Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com that some veterans could still be cut.
Russ Brandon said a lot of decisions have to be made soon. He wouldn't rule out anything, including cutting more veteran players. #Bills
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) February 21, 2013
If Buffalo frees up more money, they may throw money at a "big name" available.
Buffalo certainly needs to upgrade its roster if it wants to make any noise in 2013. Here are six positions the Bills may explore in free agency.