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Four free agents Buffalo Bills can still target

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The Bills still have holes to fill on both sides of the ball

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For the first couple of days of the legal tampering period, the Buffalo Bills were very active in trying to fill the void on the offensive side of the ball. Even with Cole Beasley, John Brown, Tyler Kroft and the rest of the gang on the offensive line, there are still a handful of question marks on the depth chart. That said, there are still quality free agents who haven't been signed that the Bills could target.


DE Ezekiel Ansah

It was reported numerous times (like 2010’s Super Mario Watch) that the Bills were hosting Ansah on a free agent visit, but he left Buffalo without a deal. Ansah spent the majority of last season hurt with a shoulder injury, which eventually led the Detroit Lions to shut him down for the season via IR. In only seven games he still managed to get four sacks, while in 2017 he had 12 in 14 games. Ansah played 2018 under the franchise tag and was probably looking to get paid handsomely, but his injury could have changed things. Depending on how his shoulder looks to team doctors, his payday might be put off until next season. Ansah would likely start on the opposite side of Jerry Hughes, giving the Bills quite the dynamic duo on the edge.

DT Ndamukong Suh

I know, he's not what fans would consider part of the team’s “process.” He's had character issues that mostly take place on the field, like stepping on folks. Nonetheless, he would be a huge help to the interior of the defensive line. Suh is reliable and has been for a long time—the last time Suh has missed a game was week 14 of the 2011 season. The Bills lack interior pass rushers with Lotulelei and Phillips penciled in as the starters for now and Suh would help that glaring problem. At 32, Suh isn't going to be a team’s long-term solution, but having him on a one-year deal would help the Bills defensively for the 2019 season.

TE Jared Cook

Tyler Kroft isn't who you want as TE1 with a developing quarterback. Is he serviceable? Sure, but he isn't going to be a huge factor as a receiver. Jared Cook, on the other hand, is coming off two of his best seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders (68 catches for 896 yards and six touchdowns in 2018). Cook would be an instant upgrade over Kroft and Jason Croom, the only two tight ends on the roster. Although Cook was never a marquee tight end, he still has nearly six times the career receiving yards than both Kroft and Croom combined.

G T.J. Lang

Interior offensive linemen were the biggest needs for the Bills going into the offseason, now that the center position is secure with Mitch Morse, both right and left guard are up for debate. Spencer Long and Jon Feliciano aren't much of an upgrade from Wyatt Teller and John Miller. With Miller gone, I still expect Teller to start, but the other guard spot is up for grabs. Lang has played left guard most of his career, but the thought of him at left guard and Teller at right helps me sleep at night.