Ranking Buffalo's Best Remaining Free-Agent Options

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Ranking Buffalo's Best Remaining Free-Agent Options
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News coming out of 1 Bills Drive is hard to come by these days. The Buffalo Bills have been one of the least active teams since the NFL free-agency period started nine days ago. In fact, other than their signing of outside linebacker Manny Lawson, there has been no inkling that the Bills have anything else cooking. 

The slow start has further discouraged a hungry fanbase, if that is at all possible for a team that has not made the playoffs since the Clinton administration. 

Buffalo was never going to make a big splash on the market after last year's flurry of big-time transactions, but there are holes that they could easily fill with free agents.

However, the market has been slower than many had expected. C-list free agents were signed in plenty on the first two days of the period, but bigger names like Sebastian Vollmer, Andre Smith and Brent Grimes all remain without teams. 

To the outside eye it looks as if the Bills have been sitting on their hands, but a closer look sees a team that has simply let the market play itself out. 

According to Spotrac.com the Bills have a current salary of $105,263,011, which puts them a bit short of $18 million under the raised cap ($123 million in 2013). Based on where Buffalo selects in the draft, they'll have to commit close to $6 million in salary for their rookies, which leaves close to $12 million for signings. 

Buffalo rarely spends up to the cap, bringing $9.8 million over from last season, but the Bills have too many holes to fill to only focus on the collegiate draft. 

So which players still on the market would present Buffalo with the greatest return on investment? Let's take a quick look. 

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