While it may not be an opinion that some fans want to hear, the Buffalo Bills look poised to be bargain shoppers during the free-agency period in March. A year ago, the Bills made under-the-radar signings of Alan Branch and Manny Lawson, which helped shape one of the most improved defenses in the league.
This year, the Bills will once again be looking for cap-friendly deals while trying to find a middle ground with their own impending free agents.
Not addressing the offensive line with more enthusiasm last offseason was a big mistake for the Bills' popgun offense. Doug Legursky and Colin Brown provided very little value on small contracts last season.
If the Bills want to be taken seriously in Doug Marrone's sophomore season as a head coach, the front office will need to spend plenty of time finding several options on the offensive line—both in free agency and the draft.
The front office has done well in free agency the past two offseasons to add talent across the roster in two different ways. Aside from a potential record contract with Jairus Byrd, the Bills would be better suited waiting until the dust clears from the early signings, despite having more than $20 million to spend, according to Over The Cap.