|Peerless' second stint with Buffalo over (Getty Images)|
[editor's note, by Brian Galliford] Buffalo Bills wide receiver Peerless Price, who in 2006 was signed to a four-year deal, has bee released by the club. Price, who spent most of the 2007 season on injured reserve with a neck injury, sees his second Bills stint cut short by two years.
Kurupt has it right in this diary, folks - the release of Price is a major sign that the Bills will be focusing the bulk of their early off-season efforts on upgrading the wide receiver position. This move frees up a nominal amount of cap room, and leaves the starting spot opposite Lee Evans wide open for a newcomer. Kurupt also mentioned in a diary last week that top targets include Arizona's Bryant Johnson and Jacksonville's Ernest Wilford; either receiver would diversify Buffalo's receiving corps and provide a significant upgrade over Price. Look for the team to address this position very early in the free agent signing period.
Good luck, Peerless. Your career may be in a tailspin, and you may be recovering from a serious injury, but I'll say that you were one of my favorite players to watch over the years - especially early this decade, lined up with Eric Moulds. I'll always remember your OT TD against the Vikings, and your tip-toe grab in the back of the end zone to beat the Texans. You had game. We'll miss you. End Note
Along with LB Kevin Harrison and DB EJ Underwood.
Guess it's pretty obvious that WR is a MAJOR priority this offseason. It's probably going to be the #1 goal of FA and then we'll see a draftee. Just like we all hope for...
I bet the first signing will be a WR, hopefully it's not Drew Carter.