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Draft And Signings Highlight Busy Week

The Bills and the rest of the NFL had a busy week as the league held their draft over the weekend. The Bills drafted 12 players and signed two of their own unrestricted free agents. We take a closer look at all the news for the week including our take on the issues:

During the NFL draft this weekend the Bills traded down twice to add two picks to finish the draft with 12 new players. The first round pick was Nate Clements the corner from Ohio State. He was taken after 7 defensive linemen were taken in the first 13 picks. The club drafted players at 9 different positions including two corners, three defensive linemen, and two offensive linemen. Our Take: It seems to be a successful draft on paper despite not getting the stud defensive tackle they needed. Our full review is in our analysis article.

The other big news also happened over the weekend as the Bills re-signed two of their own unrestricted free agents. Shawn Price re-signed on Saturday and Steve Christie came to terms on Sunday. Our Take: These were good signings since Christie has been a very consistent kicker in the bad weather in Buffalo. Price is a solid veteran and was signed when they realized they weren't getting a stud tackle in the draft. Both signings are for low money and are no-brainers.

The club also signed free agent OL Kris Farris on Thursday. Farris has missed the past two seasons because of a stress fracture in his foot. He was a third round pick of the Steelers in the 1999 draft. Our Take: Farris is for the league minimum so it is worth a shot since he has a lot of talent. If he doesn't have it anymore they will cut him, if he does, he may end up starting at right tackle.

In other free agent news two ex-Bills found new teams. Unrestricted free agent Donovan Greer signed with Washington, while Marcus Spriggs reached a deal with Miami. Our Take: Greer wasn't in the Bills plans this year and since they drafted Clements he won't be missed despite being a serviceable player over the last two years. Spriggs is not the best conditioned athlete so he doesn't fit in with the new Bills.

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