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Jeremy Kerley visiting Buffalo Bills in 2016 NFL free agency

The veteran slot receiver is a player that Rex Ryan knows well, and he could also contribute in Buffalo as a punt returner, as well.

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The Buffalo Bills have been quiet through the first week of 2016 NFL free agency, but they're on the board with the first (non-negotiating tactic for Richie Incognito) visit of the period: former New York Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley is visiting the Bills.

Kerley, 27, was released by the Jets before free agency started last season both as a cost-cutting move, and because the veteran receiver had fallen out of favor in Chan Gailey's offense. He caught just 16 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns a year ago.

The Bills are looking for a slot receiver, though, with Percy Harvin apparently still mulling his future and after losing Chris Hogan to New England this week, and Kerley fits that profile. There are the obvious ties to Rex Ryan, as well. He'd also have a chance to contribute to the team as a punt returner, where the Bills were terrible for most of 2015 - though Kerley himself hasn't averaged more than 8.8 yards per punt return in the last three years, either.

Money, of course, will be an issue; Kerley should come cheap, but the cap-strapped Bills don't have a lot of salary cap room to work with at present. Still, there's enough available where they could easily strike a deal if the Bills decide that Kerley's worth bringing on board to compete for a significant role in Greg Roman's offense.