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Report: Bills Will Focus On Re-Signing Talent When Lockout Ends

In case you missed it in Web Rumblings earlier this week, I wanted to re-visit a report from Pat Moran at Buffalo Sports Daily. Per Moran, who spoke with a source, the Buffalo Bills have their priorities set once free agency begins, and Paul Posluszny is at the top of their list.

The report goes on to indicate that Posluszny will likely get an offer from the Bills easily in excess of the four-year, $24 million extension Chris Kelsay got last year - if, of course, he's an unrestricted free agent under whatever new collective bargaining agreement is agreed to. And, of course, the backup quarterback position is brought up.

All of that has been speculated about for months. The part of the report that I found most intriguing, and that I hope comes to pass, is the idea that GM Buddy Nix will use the free agent signing period not to import new talent, but to extend existing talent.

After the jump, take a look at the number of players with expiring contracts in the next two years. Lots of prominent names on this list, folks.

Expiring contracts after the 2011 season

CB Reggie Corner
ILB Andra Davis
ILB Reggie Torbor
K Rian Lindell
OG Chad Rinehart
OG Kraig Urbik
OT Demetrius Bell
OT Erik Pears
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
SS Bryan Scott
TE David Martin
WR Felton Huggins
WR Stevie Johnson
WR Roscoe Parrish

Expiring contracts after the 2012 season

C Geoff Hangartner
CB Leodis McKelvin
DE Spencer Johnson
FB Corey McIntyre
FS Jairus Byrd
DT Kyle Williams
OG Andy Levitre
OLB Shawne Merriman
OT Mansfield Wrotto
P Brian Moorman
RB Fred Jackson
SS Jon Corto
TE Shawn Nelson
WR Lee Evans
WR Donald Jones
WR David Nelson