Weu2019ve reached the bargain-bin portion of free agency shopping season in the NFL. The majority of big-ticket items have already gone to the highest bidders, but there could still be some bargains found in those who remain. Jay Skurski cites four players who the Buffalo Bills might want to look at, particularly if they come at clearance prices.
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CB Alterraun Verner. Last team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Age: 28. 2016 stats: 16 games (3 starts), 16 tackles, seven passes defensed, one interception. Why he might fit: Verner played under Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier in Tampa Bay for two seasons. He would give the Bills veteran depth as an outside cornerback in their zone-based coverage scheme.
LB Gerald Hodges. Last team: San Francisco 49ers. Age: 26. 2016 stats: 15 games (12 starts), 8 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble. Why he might fit: The Bills have a big need for both depth and athleticism at linebacker, and Hodges would bring both. The website Pro Football Focus ranked Hodges 21st among all linebackers last year.
RT Austin Pasztor. Last team: Cleveland Browns 2016 stats: 16 games (16 starts), 1,020 snaps. Age: 26. Why he might fit: Jordan Millsu2019 recently signed contract makes it clear the team isnu2019t handing him the starting job at right tackle. Pasztor, who was reliable last year, would provide good competition at training camp.
WR Kamar Aiken. Last team: Baltimore Ravens. 2016 stats: 16 games (six starts), 29 catches, 328 yards, one touchdown. Age: 27. Why he might fit: Aiken, a possession-type wideout, would give the Bills another option to compete for the third, fourth or fifth spots on the roster at receiver. He had 944 yards and five touchdowns in a starting role in 2015.