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Buffalo Bills Links, 3/7: Predicting the fates of Buffalo’s impending free agents

Plus, a key linebacker and special teams contributor is coming back.

Matt Milano. Jon Feliciano. Daryl Williams. Isaiah McKenzie. Matt Barkley. Andre Roberts. The Buffalo Bills have 14 pending unrestricted free agents on their roster, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we predict the odds that each of these free agents returns to Buffalo for 2021.

We also discuss the news that Buffalo is bringing back linebacker and key special teams contributor Andre Smith, address the approach general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott will take when it comes to improving the team through the NFL Draft and free agency, meet the college football prospects Buffalo’s brass has already met with leading up to the draft, and more!


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Will these impending free agents be brought back?

Inside the Bills: Forecasting what will happen to team’s 14 impending free agents | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
With that number of unrestricted free agents on the roster, the Bills have some serious maneuvering to do to bring back even some of them.

Linebacker/special teamer Andre Smith coming back

Bills re-sign inside linebacker Andre Smith | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The deal is for two years and worth up to $3 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Bills re-sign linebacker Andre Smith to two-year deal - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills announced on Saturday that linebacker Andre Smith has re-signed with the team to a two-year contract,” writes Brayton J. Wilson.

The Bills sign LB Andre Smith to a two-year deal - BuffaloBills.com
The linebacker joined the Bills via a trade in 2020

Bills re-sign linebacker Andre Smith to a two-year deal, per report - CBSSports.com
“Buffalo has re-signed two defenders in as many days,” writes Bryan DeArdo.

Buffalo’s approach to free agency and the NFL Draft

Bills Mailbag: Who to target in free agency and the NFL draft | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
This week’s mailbag starts with a couple of questions about the approach to the draft and free agency.

Discussion: Buffalo Bills Free Agent Frenzy - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
This week on The 585 Report, Ryan and Mitch discuss the J.J. Watt signing and give their top five targets for the Buffalo Bills in free agency.

Discussion: Buffalo Bills Free Agent Targets on Offense - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
“This week on the Nap Knows Buffalo Podcast, Nap and Casey discuss which offensive players the Bills should target in free agency,” writes Steve Mathes.

College prospects the Bills have met

2021 NFL Draft: Bills prospect meeting tracker - syracuse.com
Your one-stop shop for all Bills draft news.

Prospects picked for the Bills in 2021 NFL mock drafts - BuffaloBills.com
“Scroll through to view photos of some of the top prospects that some draft analysts have projected the Bills to take in the 2021 NFL Draft.”

Odds and ends

Mel Kiper’s highest-graded quarterbacks ever for the NFL draft: John Elway ranks first since 1979, and Jim Kelly is fifth - ESPN.com
“Our NFL draft analyst has been evaluating prospects for four decades. Who makes his all-time quarterback ranking?”

NFL free agency rumors: Bills’ Dion Dawkins recruiting Richie Incognito for Buffalo reunion? - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo’s left tackle is trying to recruit a former teammate back to the Bills.