The Buffalo Bills hosted their first free agent Friday as free agency opened at midnight.
However, Bills fans shouldn’t get their hopes up.
The Bills first free agent to come to town was (drumroll please) Wade Smith!
What? Who the heck is Wade Smith?
All you need to know is that he played for the Kansas city chiefs last year
I don’t mind signing a player for depth.
Where I do mind is that it was a player from a team that was worst than the Bills.
One word comes to mind to describe him that being SCRUB!
In the end its not a good start for the Bills new regime.
The National Football League’s new business year started at midnight Friday.
Unlike years past the first day of free agency was pretty quiet.
The two big deals of the deal were the Chicago Bears signing defensive end Julius Peppers and the Baltimore Ravens trading for wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
There are so few free agents on the market that free agency should be done by the end of the Sunday night.
The real activity to watch will be who locks up their restricted free agents long term.
The reason being that a team cannot reach a long term deal that player is going to be traded as at anytime a deal could be reached instituting the old rules of free agency.
In the end the real activity will commence when the NFL Draft starts.
The Buffalo Bills did not tender guard Richie Incognito.
That means it is all but certain the Bills will be taking an offensive tackle in the National Football League Draft.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey stated recently that the retirement of Brad Butler will force them to grab an offensive tackle or two in the draft.
One option outside of the draft was using Demetrius Bell and Andy Levitre at offensive tackle with Incognito and Eric Wood at guard and Geoff Hangartner at center.
With Incognito gone that means Levitre and Wood will be at the same guard spots they played last year with Hangartner at center.
Also, Bell will be one of the starting offensive tackles, but the question will be which one?
In the end the answer to that question will be where the Bills take an offensive tackle in the Draft.