It's been a busy few days in NFL free agency for the Buffalo Bills, who have signed (or re-signed) six players while losing one of their very best on the open market. Day 4 of free agency is underway, so let's quickly recap the notable events thus far before launching into Friday's open thread.
LB Keith Rivers: Signed a two-year, $5 million deal on Wednesday. Looks like a depth signing on the surface, but Rivers could end up competing for a starting job for Jim Schwartz.
CB Corey Graham: Signed a four-year, $16 million deal on Wednesday that could escalate to nearly $20 million, and guarantees him $8.1 million. That is Leodis McKelvin money for a guy that should challenge McKelvin for a starting job, while providing key depth and special teams ability.
RB Anthony Dixon: Visited with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, and tweeted that he's heading to Buffalo for a visit next. Would be the team's third back, and probably a short-yardage specialist.
TE Scott Chandler: Buffalo's leading receiver from 2013 is back on a two-year deal; financial aspects of the pact have not yet been revealed.
TE Mike Caussin: It's sort of amazing that Caussin has now been with the Bills in five separate seasons (2010-2014), but has only appeared in six games and has rarely been on the active roster.
K Dan Carpenter: His four-year, nearly $10 million deal is a significant investment that could spell trouble for 2013 sixth-round pick Dustin Hopkins.
S Jairus Byrd: Buffalo's franchise player a year ago, Byrd left for New Orleans, signing the biggest free agent contract of the year thus far - six years, $54 million with $28 million guaranteed.
LB Jameel McClain: He visited last week and was reportedly offered a contract, but McClain signed a contract with the New York Giants on Thursday evening.
LB Jasper Brinkley: Visited the Bills last week, but was quickly signed to a one-year deal by the Minnesota Vikings.
CB Nolan Carroll: Made his free agent visit before the Bills signed Graham, and has since agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Unsigned free agents
OT Thomas Welch: Was not tendered as an RFA. Has not been linked to any teams on the open market.
DT Alex Carrington: The Cleveland Browns and the St. Louis Rams have shown interest, but it's the lineman-desperate Pittsburgh Steelers that are reportedly hosting Carrington on a visit today.
LB Arthur Moats: GM Doug Whaley said earlier this week that Moats had been offered a contract by the Bills. Moats has also loosely been linked to Mike Pettine and the Browns.
S Jim Leonhard: The 31-year-old safety wants to play one more year, and that probably won't happen in Buffalo. Has not been linked to any teams on the open market.
There will be news and rumors that come to light today, and this comments section is where we'll be discussing all of that. Happy Friday, Bills fans.