Bills Host Brad Smith on Free Agent Visit

Wildcat Version 2.0?! Probably not, Bills fans. Brad Smith visited the Bills on Tuesday, but he's being looked at as a receiver and special teams contributor.

Last month, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the team may add a veteran wide receiver in free agency. On Tuesday, a familiar veteran wide receiver visited the Bills.

Former Bills receiver Brad Smith toured Buffalo's facilities and met with coaches. The wide receiver appeared in 30 games for the Bills during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. During his first tenure with the team, Smith played wide receiver, took snaps at quarterback in the Wildcat offense and contributed on special teams. In his two seasons in Buffalo, Smith caught 37 passes for 392 yards and three touchdowns, as well as rushing for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries. Smith was placed on the injured reserve by the Bills in 2013 after suffering an injury in the preseason. He was released in November of that season.

Smith is not only familiar with the Bills, but he also knows head coach Rex Ryan. Smith spent five seasons in New York, including Ryan's first two years as head coach of the Jets.

During the last two seasons, Smith played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith wasn't a big part of Philadelphia's offense as he's recorded three receptions for 38 yards and two carries for two yards in the last two seasons. He kept his spot on the roster with his special teams play.

According to Buffalo's official website, Smith is being looked at "strictly as a receiver and special teams contributor."

Buffalo has four receiver spots locked up with Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Percy Harvin and Chris Hogan. Marcus Easley is also likely to remain on the roster due to his play on special teams. If Smith were to sign in Buffalo, he'd have to battle a few others for a roster spot at receiver. 

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