Bills: 4 Lower-End Free Agent Targets

Buffalo has drastically improved their roster this off-season and their cap space is limited because of their new acquisitions. With their remaining cap space, here are four lower-end free agent targets the Bills could pursue in free agency for depth.

This has been one of the busiest off-seasons in recent memory for the Buffalo Bills. The team has added seven new players through trades and free agency and re-signed three of their own players. As it currently stands, the NFLPA lists that the Bills have $11,949,951 in cap space. This doesn't account for the NFL draft or Charles Clay's cap hit in 2015. Spotrac.com projects that Buffalo's draft class will cost the team $3,223,320 in cap space. This leaves the Bills with a shade over $8.7 million in cap space before Clay's salary. The tight end will take up a significant portion of the remaining cap space, but there may be room for one or two more free agent signings. Who are some possible Bills targets that won't break the bank? Here's a look at a few free agent options.

Dawan Landry

Buffalo lost Da'Norris Searcy in free agency to the Tennessee Titans. In 2015, the team is hoping to see Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks or Bacarri Rambo step up in his place. Williams played over 500 snaps at safety in 2014, so he should be ready to step up and start. That said, if the Bills have any questions about their depth at safety, the team should call Dawan Landry. Landry, 32, spent the last two seasons in New York and knows Ryan's defense well. Despite his age, Landry is still playing at an extremely high level. The safety was ranked ninth among all safeties in 2014 on Pro Football Focus. If Landry is looking to start, Buffalo may not be high on his list. The safety would likely split time with Buffalo's younger safeties. The longer he sits on the free agent market, the more realistic this move becomes. 

Alex Carrington

Carrington left the Bills to join the St. Louis Rams last season in free agency. It was a rough year for Carrington as he dealt with knee, thigh and quadricep injuries. He finished the year with one tackle in St. Louis and is once again on the free agent market. Carrington can provide depth as a five-technique end in Buffalo's defense and he can contribute on special teams. In 2012, Carrington was responsible for four blocked field goals, a franchise record, which earned him the nickname "Megahand." Due to injuries, Carrington should come relatively cheap. A reunion in Buffalo wouldn't be the worst thing for Carrington.  

Jamari Lattimore

Most Bills fans want to see Brandon Spikes return to Buffalo, but it's probably not possible due to what he's looking to get on the free agent market. If Buffalo is looking for inside linebacker depth, Jamari Lattimore is an option. Lattimore has spent the last four seasons in Green Bay, contributing at linebacker and on special teams. In his four seasons with the Packers, Lattimore has played in 49 games and started nine games in the last two seasons. In his career, Lattimore has 85 total tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed and one interception. He's far from a household name, but he'd provide solid depth behind Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham.

Jah Reid

Before the start of free agency, Drew Boylhart of The Huddle Report mentioned that Buffalo was rumored to be interested in Jah Reid. Buffalo could look at Reid as a camp body who could compete for a backup job on the team's offensive line. Reid hasn't contributed much for the Baltimore Ravens in the last two seasons, but he has the ability to play tackle or guard. His versatility could be appealing to Buffalo as they look to improve the play along their offensive line. 

None of the players above would excite Buffalo's fan base, but adding veteran depth is never a bad idea. For the Bills, it'll all come down to dollars and (who makes the most) sense.

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