Free agency has been a popular topic around the Buffalo Bills forums for the last few weeks and for good reason, after the team finished its ninth consecutive losing season. Last week I touched on five players the Bills would be smart to go after or retain, but what are some potential big splashes the team could make during the free-agency period in March?
Earth-shattering moves have been scattered in the 14 years since the franchise's last playoff appearance in 1999, with Mario Williams, Takeo Spikes and London Fletcher being the most notable. You can throw Terrell Owens into the mix as well, but the one-year experiment can still be perceived as nothing more than a publicity stunt to generate season-ticket sales in 2009.
The Bills have plenty of money to spend in the offseason with nearly $29 million available in resources according to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, while Over the Cap reports the team has well over $30 million in savings. Regardless of the actual number, the Bills have few big-name free agents to re-sign and could potentially be players during the signing period if they so choose.
A Mario Williams type of signing is a once-a-decade move, but there are several talented players on the open market who would be good fits with the Bills, depending on their contract demands. Without getting too far into fantasy land, here are a few big moves the Bills could make to take them to the next level of competitiveness in the AFC East.