BillsDaily.com is the place for all the Bills news all off season long! We have launched our 2016 Front Office Page! Your one stop for all offseason long for all the player moves, contract signings, and free agent happenings! Our injury page and depth chart will also be updated periodically in the offseason!
Front Office Report (Last Updated on February 4, 2016)
Welcome to our 2016 edition of our exclusive Front Office Section! This page will keep you updated on all the moves by the front office! Included is a look at the projected 2016 free agents and what we think the team will do with them. This will be the one page to look at for all roster and front office moves made during the year. We will also have a list of 2016 player contract signings, restructurings, & extensions as well as the details behind them as they become available! You can also take a look back at all the 2015 moves and contract details as well as previous years.
Here is a look at the 2016 free agents and what we predict will happen to them. It is a relatively small list this year. There are only 9 unrestricted free agents, one has already re-signed. These players have four years or more of service.
Unrestricted Free Agents
These free agents are free to sign with any team they want in the off season with no compensation to the Bills. (They may be given compensatory draft picks for players lost in next year's draft.)
G Richie Incognito - A priority to re-sign and wants to stay.
OT Cordy Glenn - Also a priority but will come at a hefty price.
LB Nigel Bradham - Doesn't fit scheme will likely hit the market.
WR Percy Harvin - Final 2 yrs voided. If healthy may return.
WR Greg Salas - Re-signed 1/4.
WR Leonard Hankerson - Didn't get a good look at him, likely will leave.
QB Josh Johnson - Knows offense but no room for him.
DE Alex Carrington - Could be brought back for cheap.
CB Ron Brooks - Tweeted that his days in Buffalo are over.
Restricted Free Agents
Players are restricted free agents if they have three or less years of service. The Bills have the right to match any offer any of these free agents get or receive compensation in the form of draft picks for each player lost. The round of the pick depends on where the player was drafted and/or the price of the qualifying offer given by the Bills.
WR Chris Hogan - Will likely tender him but down season doesn't make it a gimmee.
TE MarQueis Gray - Has talent so they should tender him.
OT Jordan Mills - Will likely tender him in case they lose Glenn.
DT Corbin Bryant - Will definitely tender him or offer long term deal.
DT Stefan Charles - Little used in this schemed. Likely won't be tendered.
LB Ty Powell - They liked him a lot before injury. Should be tendered.
S Bacarri Rambo - Rex's loves him, should be tendered.
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
These players have two or less years experience and has no bargaining power. They will remain with the Bills if they tender them.
RB Mike Gillislee - Signed contract extension 1/4.
P Colton Schmidt - Signed contract extension 1/4.
CB Mario Butler - Signed contract extension 1/4.
RB Cierre Wood - No reason to keep around with RB situation set.
NFL Free Agent Players
CB Javier Arenas - Signed to futures contract 2/4
RB James Wilder Jr. - Signed 1/21
WR Greg Little - Signed 1/12
WR Jarrett Boykin - Signed 1/12
S Phillip Thomas - Signed to futures contract 1/5
S Jonathan Dowling - Signed to futures contract 1/5
TE Jacob Maxwell - Signed to futures contract 1/5
TE Blake Annen - Signed to futures contract 1/5
C Ronald Patrick - Signed to futures contract 1/5
DE Cedric Reed - Signed to futures contract 1/5
G Cyril Richardson - Signed to futures contract 1/5
Special Teams Quality Control Coach Kathryn Smith - Hired 1/21
Asst. DB Coach Ed Reed - Hired 1/13
Asst. Head Coach/Defense Rob Ryan - Hired 1/10