The Buffalo Bills have not been able to attract quality talent in the past from available free agents, and wide receiver Stevie Johnson has been trying to draw in some big names free agents, according to Buffalo News blogger Tim Graham on March 1.
Buffalo Bills new head coach Doug Marrone can lead the team in a winning direction, but he needs high quality talent in order to do that. Speculation is that Buffalo will aggressively pursue a quarterback at the 2013 NFL Draft, and number one rated quarterback Geno Smith may still be available when the Bills draft eighth in the first round.
According to Johnson, he has spoken with Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings and San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson. After Friday’s news that Buffalo used its franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, offering him $6.9 million, the Bills probably will not pursue Goldson, as speculation is that San Francisco will use their franchise tag on him.
Both Jennings and Bowe are free agents the Buffalo Bills may want in the organization. Greg Jennings is a talented receiver, and with the Bills receiver David Nelsen on his way out, and rumors that receiver Donald Jones may join, Jennings would be a good fit for the Bills in the receiver position. However, Jennings reportedly wants $14 million per season, and reports that Dwayne Bowe is one of the top free agents available, the likelihood of Buffalo acquiring either seems highly unlikely.