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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Buffalo Bills are having a great off-season and it’s good to see a small market team compete with the big dogs. After signings Cole Beasley, John Brown, and Andre Roberts it’s clear that the front office wanted to upgrade the wide receiver position. That was done with Josh Allen in mind and they knew they had to get their young quarterback the right weapons to optimize his output. John Brown will be the vertical threat and Allen has enough throw power to make those 40 and 50 yard passes downfield.
Then you have Cole Beasley in the slot working those out routes and helping move the chains on the third down. Together those two guys are going to work alongside Zay Jones to open this offense up a little bit. The other receiver they picked up is Andre Roberts and he’s a special teams ace. Roberts combined for 1,498 return yards (kick return and punt return) and 2 touchdowns. Those are plays that will help Buffalo win the field position battle and obviously when Roberts scores it can be the difference between winning and losing games. Mitch Morse was also added on the offensive line to provide some protection up front and collectively all these moves rounded out the roster. Not to mention Frank Gore was signed to upgrade the running back position and Ezekiel Ansah is meeting up with the team to discuss a possible deal. Obviously part of the reason the Bills were able to make a run at all of these players is because they had the cap space to do so but regardless it’s been a successful turn of events. This football team got better and at the end of the day that’s all you can ask for. Keep an eye on them in the AFC East.
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Don’t overlook the Buffalo Bills they’ve added several key players and they’re not done yet.