Buffalo Bills Surprise Some Fans: Signs a Free Agent on Friday
The Buffalo Bills have built one of the best front offices and coaching staffs in the NFL, over the last several years. Despite that continuity, the Bills have had problems getting over the hump once the playoffs come.
Buffalo has lost in the divisional round the last two seasons and before that, the AFC Championship game and the wild card round.
The Bills will have to get creative this off-season, as general manager Brandon Beane is staring at a salary cap overage by $20 million; with a whole lot of pending free agents. The Bills would, ideally, prefer to make some necessary upgrades to the roster in free agency and the NFL Draft.
The Bills started the free agency process early, signing a player who was already a free agent.
The Bills have announced they have signed safety Zayne Anderson to a two-year contract.
Anderson was an undrafted free agent in 2021 for the Kansas City Chiefs, and has spent two years with Kansas City, being on the practice squad and active roster. He has played in 10 regular season games over the past two seasons.
He was a free agent because the Chiefs chose not to offer him a reserve/futures contract.
Anderson is a very big safety. He is 6'2'' and 206 lbs. Perhaps this is some insurance for Buffalo, since Jordan Poyer is slated to be a free agent on March 15th. There's been no indication of a new contract in the works.
The Bills other starting safety, Micah Hyde, is 31 years old and while he has a one year remaining on his contract, the Bills should look to the future for the safety position.
I would be shocked if the Bills didn't draft a safety before round 5 of the 2023 NFL Draft.