So far, the Bills have put a new man in charge at the top (Russ Brandon), hired a new coach and an all new coaching staff, and have started to make a few personnel decisions.The first one was yesterday when they elected not to tender Donald Jones despite reports earlier in the day that they would. I have no problem with this as Jones wasn't all that special and had some injury issues. Today there has been talk that they have approached Fitzpatrick about re-structuring his deal. My guess is that if he doesn't, he'll be cut. My gut instinct is that he will and he'll either have to win his job in camp, or be the starter until a rookie is ready.The biggest two guys who are FA are obviously Levitre and Byrd. Byrd will likely be franchised unless the Bills really like where talks are. Levitre is going to make a lot of money, but the Bills would be wise to pay it. He's a top 3 OG and he can play any position on the line of need be (although his time filling in at center was not so great). The QB and LB positions clearly need to be addressed. From Buddy Nix's comments, it seems clear the Bills will be drafting a QB in the 1st or 2nd round. I'm not sold on any of the guys in this draft, so I think it is a poor decision to lock into this gameplan, so I hope that there could be some misdirection here. Although I could be ok with some of the QB options in the 2nd round.The free agents at the LB position are not good at all. They have to be looking draft here. I would be plenty happy with bringing back Morrison though as I thought he got a raw deal and would be an upgrade over everyone but Barnett. From what he's posted on Twitter, he'd love a second chance in Buffalo too. Sheppard can be cut for all I care. Pretty sure he was one of the guys the veterans alluded to when saying some guys don't know how to work hard and play hard all game. WR is obviously another area of need. There are some decent free agents out there, but I'm not sure they're looking to spend much here. My guess is that they wait to see how the market may play out before making a final decision on David Nelson. My guess is they let him go until later into FA and then see where his knee is at. He probably won't get much interest but could still be an ok 3rd or 4th WR in Buffalo if his knee checks out and he signs for the minimum. From the comments coming from the brass, it sounds like they don't actually see Stevie as a #1 WR and are looking for a true #1. I think they're actually dead wrong on Stevie and a good QB would reveal that.It also remains to be seen what they're going to do with Mark Anderson. He's making a lot of money for a guy that had 2 knee surgeries during the season and very little production.
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