ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills scores Buffalo's fourth touchdown on a catch against Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 38-35. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Scratch right tackle Erik Pears off of the list of Buffalo Bills players in need of a contract extension; the team took care of that earlier today. That brings us to today's poll question: which Bills player should be next on the list of players to negotiate with?
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com put out a list of "notable" impending Bills free agents after the Pears signing was announced, and I believe that coherent arguments can be made for re-signing all six players on the list. Those players are wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Roscoe Parrish, tight end Scott Chandler, offensive tackle Demetrius Bell, safety-slash-linebacker Bryan Scott, and kicker Rian Lindell.
We imagine that Johnson will be a landslide winner, but don't let our best guesses sway your vote. Nor should you let one man's opinion sway it, either: I firmly believe that of the players on that list, Chandler is the guy that should be next in line for a deal. I say that not because I'd prioritize him over Johnson, but because signing him to a deal should be as easy as signing Pears was. Think less priority, and more of putting together a to-do list: sometimes, you knock off the easy stuff before tackling the important stuff, because you can.
Which "notable" impending Buffalo Bills free agent should the team try to re-sign next?
WR Stevie Johnson (1452 votes)
WR Roscoe Parrish (26 votes)
TE Scott Chandler (475 votes)
OT Demetrius Bell (145 votes)
S/LB Bryan Scott (58 votes)
K Rian Lindell (69 votes)
2225 total votes