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Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is visiting the Buffalo Bills

The Bills are hosting free agent Jeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley is a solid slot receiver who fell out of favor with the new Jets coaching staff last year - mostly because Chan Gailey prefers taller and more versatile receivers - so naturally Rex Ryan and the Bills will be the first team that Kerley visits. 

ESPN' Adam Caplan is reporting Kerley visits the Bills today.

Not even two full years ago Kerley signed a four-year $14 million contract - doled out by ex-GM John Idzik - with the Jets, but one season was all the new regime needed to see before deciding to part ways. As desperately as the Jets searched for a third receiver last year it was surprising to continue to watch the coaching staff actively fight against the idea of playing Kerley - even as he played well when he did get to play - but after we became numb to it everyone collectively realized that Kerley wouldn't be playing with the Jets in 2016,

Which brings us back to Rex Ryan who, of course, is interested in Kerley and quite honestly he should be. The Bills - like the Jets - don't have a lot of salary cap space to work with so they won't be able to spend big money on a receiver, but they can get Kerley for a cheap deal and slide him right in to replace Chris Hogan - who left for the Patriots - to work with Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. Watkins is obviously the star in that group but Woods is a solid receiver and if Tyrod Taylor plays like he did last year Kerley can certainly contribute in their passing game. Plus you could fully expect Ryan to run some Wildcat packages with Kerley when the Bills play the Jets.

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