Buffalo Bills special teams ace Marcus Easley is scheduled for unrestricted free agency when it begins on March 10. Bills general manager Doug Whaley told reporters last week that the team would like to bring Easley back, and while Easley himself reports that there has not been much movement to that end, the feeling is mutual.
"We'd like to get him back. That's another thing that Jim Overdorf is going to work on this week," Whaley told reporters back on February 19. "He's a hell of a special teams player, and we're excited and we hopefully can get him back."
Easley, 27, is a former 2010 fourth-round pick out of Connecticut. While early-career injuries and health concerns prevented him from realizing his potential as a receiver, Easley has emerged as one of the league's best special teams players over the past two seasons. He's a key figure in Buffalo's resurgent special teams units under coordinator Danny Crossman, and if the Bills can't bring him back, he'll be difficult to replace.
Naturally, however, the Bills have bigger fish to fry in free agency - starting with their efforts to re-sign Jerry Hughes and find a veteran quarterback for their pending competition - but once they turn their attention to Easley, this seems like the sort of deal that could be wrapped up quickly.