Free agency doesn't begin until March, but Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley warned the media that this year will probably be boring around One Bills Drive. Whaley told the media that the team's main focus is retaining their own free agents. Buffalo will obviously bring in some free agents this offseason, but it doesn't sound like they'll pursue any top tier free agents based upon Whaley's comments.
The first week of free agency is usually when a lot of dominos fall in terms of big name free agents. Based upon Buffalo's salary cap, it's not surprising that Whaley jokingly told the media to take the first week of free agency off. As for retaining their own free agents, Buffalo will have decisions to make on the following unrestricted free agents:
|Cordy Glenn||Richie Incognito||Nigel Bradham||Percy Harvin||Greg Salas|
|Ron Brooks||Alex Carrington||Josh Johnson||Leonard Hankerson||Jordan Mills|
Re-signing Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito will most likely be Buffalo's top priority. The duo stabilized the left side of Buffalo's offensive line and both players had outstanding seasons. If a long-term deal cannot be worked out with Glenn, Buffalo may be inclined to use their franchise tag on the left tackle. Re-signing Bradham could also be a priority if the price is right for the Bills.
Another option the Bills could take this offseason extending cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The cornerback is signed through 2016 but the Bills may look to extend him this offseason rather than wait until next year.