On Wednesday night, Brent Axe of Syracuse.com joined our own Matt Warren for Buffalo Rumblings Live, where they broke down a very busy first week of Buffalo Bills free agency. There certainly was not be a shortage of interesting topics to chew on, and to borrow a common Doug Marrone refrain, we're excited to have Brent on this week to help us digest everything.
The broadcast is now over, of course, but it can be replayed above. You'll also be able to find it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, not to mention our official YouTube channel. Additionally, if you are a Buffalo Rumblings Podcastsubscriber (here's our iTunes link), an audio-only version of the show is now available. That can be downloaded directly, as well.
Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) has been a sports commentator in Central New York for over 15 years. Axe joined Syracuse.com as a Community Engagement Specialist in December of 2012. Prior to that, Axe was a radio host in Syracuse on The Score 1260. Axe makes several radio and television appearances weekly discussing Syracuse University sports. A lifelong Bills fan, Axe was the pre, halftime, and postgame host for the Buffalo Bills radio network from 2009-2011 and still writes about the team for Syracuse.com. Axe is also currently a contributor to ESPN radio in Syracuse, including as a pregame host for Syracuse University football coverage.
OG Chris Williams: Signed a four-year deal, $13.4 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed.
LB Keith Rivers: Signed a two-year, $4 million deal with only his $1 million signing bonus guaranteed.
CB Corey Graham: Signed a four-year, $16.3 million deal with $8.1 guaranteed that could escalate to nearly $20 million.
RB Anthony Dixon: Signed a three-year, $3.5 million deal with $750K signing bonus guaranteed.
LB Brandon Spikes : Signed a one-year, $3 million deal with $900K guaranteed and possible escalators.
TE Scott Chandler: Signed a two-year deal for an undisclosed amount.
TE Mike Caussin: Signed to a one-year, $645K, league minimum contract.
K Dan Carpenter: Signed a four-year, nearly $10 million deal with $2 million signing bonus.
S Jairus Byrd: Signed a huge six year, $54 million deal with $28 million guaranteed.
Unsigned free agents
OT Thomas Welch: Was not tendered as an RFA at $1.4 million.
LB Arthur Moats: After being heavily linked to the Browns early, hasn't been heard from in a week.
S Jim Leonhard: Has not been linked anywhere.