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NFL power rankings: Buffalo Bills fall after slow free agency period

The Bills are in the middle of the pack in power rankings, but why are the Jets ahead of them despite having Geno Smith as their starting quarterback?

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Where should the Buffalo Bills rank in 2016 NFL power rankings following a free agency period where they were a non-factor? It's a job for NFL writers around the Internet. Here is our collected look at the Bills in the world of power rankings.

Buffalo dropped three spots during free agency, according to ESPN. While they were at No. 18, they now stand 21st, and were panned for their lack of spending in free agency: "The Bills don't have much cap space, and it shows. Their two free-agent signings - safety Robert Blanton and TE Jim Dray - combined to play 641 snaps last season."

The New York Jets are second in the AFC East at No. 15 overall to ESPN's voters, despite having Geno Smith as their current starting quarterback. Buffalo ends up a couple spots ahead of the Miami Dolphins, though, with everyone trailing the high-flying New England Patriots.

SB Nation's list had the Bills in the middle of the pack at No. 17. When discussing the free agency period, the only thing author Danny Kelly notes is that Chris Hogan was signed away, and that it probably "pissed off" Rex Ryan. The Jets (12) and Patriots (2) were ahead of the Bills, while the Dolphins (25) bring up the rear in the division.

Rounding out the lists are USA Today, who have the Bills at No. 16, down one spot, and CBS Sports, who moved the Bills down three to No. 17. CBS is the only outlet to have Buffalo ahead of New York in the AFC East.