The Buffalo Bills certainly have been busy thus far in free agency, addressing many of their glaring needs with an 11-person free-agent class that saw the team bring in talent at wide receiver, on the offensive line, at tight end, in the return game, and in the secondary.
Buffalo brought in one of the top free-agent centers in Mitch Morse, two talented wide receivers in home-run threat John Brown and slot weapon Cole Beasley, and an All-Pro return standout in Andre Roberts.
The Bills added depth in the secondary with the signing of cornerback Kevin Johnson, brought in a two-way tight end in Tyler Kroft, improved the o-line with the signings of tackles Ty Nsekhe and LaAdrian Waddle, guard Jon Feliciano, and swingman Spencer Long, and added the ageless (and still talented) Frank Gore to the running backs.
When discussing the offseason so far, most experts are calling the Cleveland Browns the most improved team in the league. ESPN recently asked eight reporters to weigh in on the most improved team (besides the Browns) after the first wave of free agency, and Field Yates gave credit to general manager Brandon Beane for his astute offseason signings.
Here’s what Yates had to say about the Bills’ offseason so far:
“I love the approach the Bills have taken this offseason with a blend of significant investments (center Mitch Morse for four years, for example) and one-year fliers to patch up roster holes and evaluate whether a player fits in long term (offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, for example). General manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have preached patience and process, and we’re seeing the team make major strides.”