The Buffalo Bills' current roster sits at 89 players.
Given that teams can take 90 to training camp, the team has an open spot. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger suggested recently during an epsiode of NFL Total Access that veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin would represent a good use of that open roster spot by the Buffalo Bills.
"I believe that Anquan Boldin is gonna get signed," Baldinger said. "Everybody knows what kind of professional he is, he's been the Man of the Year. I just think a team right now that really is in desperate need of wide receivers is the Buffalo Bills.
"I mean you got Zay Jones who's a rookie, we've seen where Sammy Watkins has struggled to stay healthy. Andre Holmes comes from Oakland. I just think he'd be a great signing in Buffalo."
Boldin in ancient by NFL standards, as he'll turn 37 during the season. But he's coming off a season in which he had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. That's quality production. There are also other examples of receivers at his age having solid years, with former Bill Terrell Owens serving as one such example – he had 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Bengals at 37 years old.
A veteran of 14 NFL seasons who has 1,076 career receptions for 13,7709 yards and 82 touchdowns, Boldin would be a leader off the field for the Bills' younger players, as well, particularly Jones, the rookie receiver from East Carolina. Boldin would compete with Jones and Andre Holmes for positioning among the team's top three receivers behind No. 1 option Sammy Watkins.
The Bills have $14.809 million in space under the NFL's salary cap as of Monday afternoon. Boldin played last season for the Lions on a one-year contract that paid him $2.75 million.
During the segment, former Bills defensive end Mario Williams was also brought up. Analyst Shaun O'Hara pegged the New York Giants as the best landing spot for Williams, while Baldinger chose the Dallas Cowboys.