The Buffalo Bills are in talks with Brad Smith, yes really
The Buffalo Bills are interested in bringing back an old face. Veteran wide receiver/special teamer Brad Smith will visit One Bills Drive today in hopes of re-uniting with his former team and former coach, Rex Ryan, whom he played for with the Jets in 2009 and 2010. The 31 year-old free agent played with the Bills after his stint in NYC, in 2011 and 2012, not making many key plays, totaling 37 catches and three touchdowns during his two-year stint in Buffalo.
I understand that both sides know what they get in each other, but why would the Bills make this move? An aging player who will only contribute on special teams does not warrant a roster spot, especially on a team desperate for a playoff berth. If he did not produce for you four years ago, why would you assume he would now? The Bills have a talented receiving corps, that would not benefit from a receiver who never really had success in this league, 104 career receptions in eight seasons, an average of 13 catches per year.
Bills GM Doug Whaley is a very smart man and has shown the ability to make intelligent personnel decisions, that is why I will be surprised if Smith signs a contract during his visit to Buffalo today. Only time will tell….
Bills fans let me know what you think about Brad Smith, and if you want your team to sign him in the comments below.
Dan Schalk covers the NFL for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @ffsportstalk