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Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley approval poll: April 2014

In the lull between free agency and the 2014 NFL Draft, let's assess the work that GM Doug Whaley has done in the personnel department so far this offseason.

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The last time we ran a community approval poll about Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley, it was February 27, and he was about a week away from kicking off a month-long stretch of roster maneuvers by foregoing the use of the franchise tag.

Let's quickly recap everything that's happened since our last approval poll, and then open up the poll and the comments section for a discussion on the direction that Whaley has the Bills heading in.


  • CB Corey Graham (Ravens; 4 years, $16M, $8.1M guaranteed)
  • OG Chris Williams (Rams; 4 years, $13.5M, $5.5M guaranteed)
  • LB Brandon Spikes (Patriots; 1 year, $3M, $900K signing bonus)
  • LB Keith Rivers (Giants; 2 years, $4.1M, $1M signing bonus)
  • RB Anthony Dixon (49ers; 3 years, $3.5M, $750K guaranteed)


  • S Jairus Byrd (Saints: 6 years, $54M, $28M guaranteed)
  • DT Alex Carrington (Rams: 1 year, $1.5M, $1M guaranteed)
  • LB Arthur Moats (Steelers: 1 year, $795K)
  • QB Kevin Kolb (released - failed physical)


  • S Aaron Williams (4 years, $26M, $14.6M guaranteed)
  • K Dan Carpenter (4 years, $9.95M, $2.15M signing bonus)
  • TE Scott Chandler (2 years, $4.75M, $1.2M signing bonus)


  • WR DeSean Jackson (Redskins: 3 years, $24M, $16M guaranteed)
  • LB Jameel McClain (Giants: 2 years, $4.5M, $600K signing bonus)
  • WR Kenny Britt (Rams: 1 year, $1.4M, $550K guaranteed)
  • LB Jasper Brinkley (Vikings: 1 year, $830K)


  • OT Thomas Welch
  • S Jim Leonhard