The Buffalo Bills have three new unrestricted free agents on the market. The deadline to tag restricted free agents has passed, meaning safety Bacarri Rambo, defensive tackle Stefan Charles and inside linebacker Ty Powell are now all unrestricted free agents.
They can sign with any team at any amount. That's not necessarily bad news for the cap-strapped Bills.
This week, the team decided to tender defensive tackle Corbin Bryant, wide receiver Chris Hogan and tackle Jordan Mills at $1.671 million apiece. All three have until April 22 to sign their tenders.
In the meantime, the Bills could try to sign one, two or all three of their new UFA's at less than that figure. They probably can bring back Powell, who missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL in Buffalo's joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. A core special teams player, Powell was hoping to carve a role in Ryan's defense. And considering Buffalo might lose Nigel Bradham in free agency, Ryan could use Powell in the middle.
Rambo made his share of plays last season, most notably the three turnovers in a midseason 22-17 win over the New York Jets. Safety also remains a position of uncertainty. While Corey Graham is sticking around, Aaron Williams still needs to see how his neck will respond to contact in training camp. The team has been cautiously optimistic.
Charles fit into the rotation on the defensive line. Playing 21 percent of the snaps, he finished with 13 tackles and one sack.
Elsewhere, don't expect much from the Bills this week. As other teams spend, spend and spend some more, the Bills will be standing pat.