Bills Daily - Top News Thursday March 23, 2017

Offseason Dates: Sal Capaccio is reporting that some offseason dates have been ironed out. The Bills will begin their offseason conditioning program on April 3rd. It is a voluntary program. They will also hold a veteran minicamp beginning April 20th and a rookie minicamp gets underway on May 12th.

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Zach Brown To Visit: Zach Brown is one of the top free agents left on the market and he is apparently unhappy with how things have progressed. He has fired his agent and signed new representation. Ian Rapoport is reporting that he will visit with the Bills after he concludes his visit with the Dolphins. The only other visit he has had was last week with the Raiders.

Bills Lose Out On LB: The Bills reportedly brought in LB Keenan Robinson for a free agent visit yesterday but Mike Garafolo reports he has decided to re-sign with the Giants. In other free agent news, Bills free agent LB Zach Brown left Oakland last week without a deal but he's now visiting with divison rival Miami.

Monday March 20, 2017

Bills Re-Sign Tate: The Bills have announced they are re-signing free agent wide receiver/returner Brandon Tate. He had 8 receptions for 118 yards for the Bills last year but his real value is as a punt and kick returner. He averaged a whopping 11.6 yards on his punt returns. Front Office Page.

Saturday March 18, 2017

Bills Sign Holmes: It has finally happened the Bills have signed free agent wide receiver Andre Holmes. It was originally reported as a signing on Wednesday but that was prematurely released by the NFLPA. On Wednesday it was thought to be a 3 year, $4.5M deal but now it is being reported as a 3 year, $6.5M deal. He gets penciled in as the number two wide receiver. At 6'4" he is a big red zone target. He played the past four seasons for the Raiders. His best season was in 2014 when he had 47 receptions for 693 yards. He has 12 career touchdowns and 20 career starts but has been a role player the past two years. He only had 14 catches last year for 126 yards and 3 scores. Depth Chart.

Friday March 17, 2017

Bills Sign Three: The Bills signed three lower level free agents to close out the week. They have signed WR Corey Washington, CB Leonard Johnson, and RB Joe Banyard. Johnson is probably the most likely to contribute to the team as he played in 10 games for Sean McDermott's defense in Carolina last year as a backup defensive back. He saw most of his playing time on special teams. He was an undrafted free agent in 2012 originally signed by Tampa Bay. He played four games in New England in 2015. For his career he has 189 tackles, 24 pass breakups and five interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns according to the team's website. Banyard adds depth to the halfback position and has spent time with the Jaguars the past two seasons. Washington brings tremendous size to the Bills receiving corps at 6'4". He spent three weeks on the team's practice squad last year. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 by Arizona and has played in 14 games for the Giants where he had five career catches for 52 yards and a score. Front Office Page.