Clearly, with the NFL lockout still in effect - and with no end in sight for anyone but one small newspaper in Boston - teams cannot make player transactions. When the lockout does end, there will need to be a free agency period. For that reason, the likes of Paul Posluszny, Drayton Florence and Donte Whitner are still the oft-discussed free agents for the Buffalo Bills.
Looking forward, however, the Bills have some prominent players entering the final year of their respective deals next season. We're wondering which of those players this community would prefer seeing the team try to re-sign first.
Rian Lindell has failed to make more than 85 percent of his field goal tries in each of the past three seasons, but an argument can be made that he's still worth retaining beyond 2011. Demetrius Bell is still out to prove that he can be the team's long-term answer at left tackle. Two wide receivers will be free agents, including breakout star Stevie Johnson and Roscoe Parrish, whose career may be resuscitated under the watchful eye of Chan Gailey. And then, of course, there's Ryan Fitzpatrick, without whom all of the aforementioned players on this list would have been far less busy last season.
Have at it, folks. Which of the five should be re-signed first? Or, if you'd rather, state your argument as to why none of these players need to be re-signed right away.
Which Bills player entering the final year of his deal should the Bills try to re-sign during the 2011 season first?
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (676 votes)
WR Stevie Johnson (1190 votes)
WR Roscoe Parrish (30 votes)
LT Demetrius Bell (141 votes)
K Rian Lindell (28 votes)
None of the above (42 votes)
2107 total votes