Team Needs: Buffalo Bills
By: Bernie Marshall 
Posted: 2008-04-14
Category: Washington Redskins News
2007 Results: 7-9
2008 Projected Cap Status: $21,971,300 under the projected Cap of $116,729,000


2007 Season Recap:
Buffalo finished the 2007 season ranked second, in a very weak AFC East division, but they missed the playoffs as the defensive unit finished the year ranked 31st in total defense, allowing 55 passes of 20 yards or more and yielding on average 362.9 yards per game.


Team Needs:

1. Wide Receiver: Lee Evans and Roscoe Parrish are athletic, and have some speed the Bills need a tall wide-out with size and strength to be the go to guy in the red zone, and be an over-the-middle presence for a receiving corps. A pass catching Tight End would also fill a need

2. Defensive End: Aaron Schobel and Chris Kelsay, combined for total of 9 sacks in 2007 but the Browns lacked depth at the end position last year. They don't need an immediate starter at the position but a young quality defensive end prospect that can spell Schobel and Kelsay for now and develop into an every down player down the road.

3. Cornerback: Jabari Greer played well at times, but was beaten downfield too often, and with Kiwaukee Thomas and Jason Webster both gone the Bills will look to rebuild depth at this position or even a starting corner.



2008 Draft Picks:
1st Round -- 11th Overall
2nd Round 41st Overall
3rd Round -- 72nd Overall (from BAL)
4th Round -- 110th Overall
4th Round -- 132nd Overall (Comp.)
5th Round -- 144th Overall (from CHI)
6th Round -- 182nd Overall
7th Round -- 222nd Overall
7th Round -- 227th Overall (from PHI)
7th Round -- 254th Overall (Comp.)


Free agency status:

PLAYERS LOST:
LB Josh Stamer: Titans
WR Sam Aiken: Patriots
CB Jason Webster: Patriots
TE Michael Gaines: Lions
LB Leon Joe: Buccaneers


RELEASED:
CB Jerametrius Butler
WR Peerless Price
RB Anthony Thomas
CB Kiwaukee Thomas
DT Larry Tripplett
LB Coy Wire


PLAYERS RE-SIGNED:
S Dustin Fox: ERFA
DT Jason Jefferson: RFA
DE Corey Mace: ERFA
TE Tim Massaquoi: ERFA
WR Scott Mayle: ERFA
OT Matt Murphy: UFA
S Bryan Scott: UFA
OG Jason Whittle: UFA


ERFA:
LB Blake Costanzo


UFA:
LB Mario Haggan
DE Anthony Hargrove
FB/TE Ryan Neufeld
DE Al Wallace
FS Jim Leonhard
RB Shaud Williams


PLAYERS ACQUIRED:
TE Courtney Anderson: UFA Falcons
CB Will James: UFA Eagles
DT Spencer Johnson: UFA Vikings
TE Teyo Johnson: FA
LB Kawika Mitchell: UFA Giants
DT Marcus Stroud: trade with Jaguars
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