The conventional wisdom may say the Bills aren't in the market for a top tier wide receiver in free agency, especially after the sizable deal Stevie Johnson received. But SJ13's new contract doesn't even put him in the top fifteen WR contracts. Furthermore, the Bills #2-#5 WRs are awful and the Bills have a ton of cap space.
In case you missed it here are the Defensive End FAs, Tight End FAs (not including Kevin Boss) and Bills needs.
Vincent Jackson (29)
The clear top dog available. He is still in the prime of his career and is a physical beast. But he is going to be asking for $10 mil+, seems to be a bit of a malcontent/diva. But he has ties to the Bills via Shawne Merriman and Buddy Nix and flat out produces. It would be an entirely un-Bills thing to do.
Marques Colston (29)
Why don't the Saints want to keep this guy would be my first question. However he is as consistent as a well aged time piece putting up 7+ TDs, 80 catches and 1,000+ yards the last three seasons. Probably too similar to Johnson and may want more ca$h.
Mario Manningham (26)
Guy is long and has made big catches in his career. Over valued because of the team he was on and their success. Should be interesting to see where he ends up and for how much. Might be an ideal fit.
Laurent Robinson (27)
Great stats but is there enough there? I'm not interested.
Robert Meachem (28)
Not great size but fast as hell. A bit of a let down as a former first round pick but this guy could be the deep threat the Bills need. Could Ryan Fitzy Fitz-noodle-arm Fitzpatrick get it to him though? I'd make a push for this guy.
Braylon Edwards (29)
Diva who has been a bust just about every where he's been, injuries or not. He would probably be better off going to a true contender rather than to Buffalo.
Early Doucet (27)
Put up solid numbers in Arizona but may have benefited from being opposite the best WR in the game. Not crazy speed or size but might be a decent consolation prize.
Josh Morgan (27)
Is he healthy after the broken leg? He didn't miss a game in '09 or '10. Can he stretch the field or go over the middle? The former sixth round pick could be a value signing.
Eddie Royal (26)
Will benefit from having a quarterback that can actually throw a forward pass. He could be a replacement waterbug for the aging Roscoe Parrish although require more coin.
Roy Williams (30)
Only started nine games for a WR depleted Bears team last year. Could the whiley veteran make one last go at it?