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BUFFALO White Jordan Poyer Jerseys , N.Y. (AP) — The free-spending Buffalo Bills are using their sizeable salary-cap space to provide quarterback Josh Allen an overhauled offense entering his second season.The Bills continued their major foray into free agency on Tuesday by agreeing to sign receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley and offensive linemen Ty Nsekhe and Jon Feliciano.A person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Brown agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract. A second person told the AP that Beasley agreed to a four-year, $29 million contract. A third person said Feliciano agreed to a two-year contract.The people spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the signings won’t be official until the NFL’s new year begins Wednesday.Nsekhe’s agent, Vince Taylor, said his client agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million contract, with $7.7 million guaranteed.The deals come a day after the Bills agreed to sign center Mitch Morse, running back Frank Gore and tight end Tyler Kroft. Buffalo confirmed Tuesday that it signed cornerback Kevin Johnson to a one-year contract.The Bills’ main focus has been addressing needs on offense to upgrade a unit that finished 30th in yards gained during Allen’s rookie season and was hampered by a lack of established receivers and a patchwork offensive line.Buffalo entered the signing period with more than $70 million available to spend under the salary cap after spending the previous two offseasons purging its roster of high-priced players. The overhaul coincided with coach Sean McDermott’s hiring in January 2017 and was followed by general manager Brandon Beane taking over five months later.Beane has taken a bold approach in rebuilding the Bills by spending the past two years trading away veterans — including defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and quarterback Tyrod Taylor — and stockpiling draft picks.After a 6-10 finish, Beane in January said he intended to be “judicious” in filling holes in free agency, while continuing to add talent in the draft next month, when the Bills are scheduled to have 10 picks.Johnson Jordan Poyer Jerseys 2019 , speaking on a conference call with reporters Tuesday, was impressed by the new additions.“I think you can see this is a team on the rise,” he said. “We’re just trying to add to this culture, and they’ve got a good one in place. And like I am, I’m sure the other guys are ready to come in here and work.”Brown is a speedy downfield threat, and Beasley is a proven underneath slot receiver. They join a team whose two top returning receivers were Zay Jones, entering his third year, and Robert Foster, an undrafted rookie last season.Brown had 42 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns last year in his only season with the run-oriented Baltimore Ravens.The Bills targeted Brown in free agency a year ago, but he turned them down in part because Buffalo was unsettled at quarterback after trading away Taylor and before drafting Allen in the first round.Brown spent his first four seasons with Arizona, where he combined for 173 catches for 2,515 yards and 17 touchdowns. His best season was in 2015 White Logan Thomas Jerseys , when he had 65 catches for 1,003 yards and seven TDs.Beasley spent his first seven seasons with Dallas and had a 65 catches for 672 yards and three touchdowns last year. Beasley’s most productive season was in 2016, when he had 75 catches for 833 yards and five touchdowns.Running back LeSean McCoy took notice of the offensive line additions by posting a note on his Twitter account that read: “It’s always good signing fat boys hahahahah welcome welcome.”Morse is listed at 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds, the 33-year-old Nsekhe is listed at 6-8 and 330 pounds, and Feliciano is 6-4 and 325 pounds.Nsekhe has five NFL seasons of experience dating to 2012 with the then-St. Louis Rams. He spent the past four seasons with Washington, where he had 16 starts in 54 games playing behind tackles Trent Williams and Morgan Moses, while also getting playing time at guard.Feliciano spent his first four seasons with Oakland, where he had eight starts in 48 career games. The Raiders selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.Johnson joins a defense that allowed the second-fewest yards last season and will compete for the starting job opposite Tre’Davious White. Johnson’s first four seasons in Houston were hampered by a series of injuries, including a pair of concussions that forced him to miss the final 15 games of last season.“All that stuff’s behind me,” he said. “I think I learned that I don’t got any quit in me. I went through a lot of things, adversity as far as dealing with injuries. And every time, I came back strong from it.”Johnson is reunited with Bills defensive backs coach John Butler Logan Thomas Jerseys 2019 , who held the same role in Houston from 2014-17. Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2015, offensive guard John Miller has had a roller coaster of a career to this point. The primary starter in 2015 and 2016, Miller was replaced by Vlad Ducasse early in the 2017 season. With Ducasse sliding to the left side in 2018, Miller reclaimed his rightful spot on the line. However, toward the end of the season, Miller lost significant snaps as the Buffalo Bills tinkered with his position. It seems clear that the Bills would like to upgrade. Let’s turn to the tape to see if we can find what’s fueling their ire. Play 1John Miller draws consistent criticism but as an important public service announcement, it’s important to note that you can make a solid highlight reel for even the worst lineman in the NFL. Miller has no shortage of plays that elicit a “WOW” when looking through his snaps. For this play, Miller is fluid with his hands and swim move. As a result, he maintains excellent momentum heading out to block at the next level. Play 2One of the reasons Sean McDermott was looking to tinker at right guard is undoubtedly Miller’s ability to turn in a different kind of “WOW” play. Contrasting to Play 1, there’s essentially no difference in how fast the defender reaches the quarterback. The issue is that, unlike in Play 1, Miller was supposed to be trying to block. Miller’s weaknesses seem to creep up more against speed and finesse players. Generally speaking Youth Zay Jones Jerseys , if Miller loses to the first step, the second and third ones only make matters worse. Play 3We have a nice microcosm of Miller for this clip. The initial block to help out Russell Bodine and the second, solo block are both good. Unfortunately, though, Miller doesn’t stay on the second block and then is unable to choose who to hit next. The end result is that he’s effective through about half of the play. Here’s a fun tangent. This is the second play where Miller taps Bodine’s leg. This is the Buffalo Bills’ cue for a silent snap count. A potential issue with the line in 2018 may have been related to this habit. While the Bills aren’t the only team that uses an obvious visible cue the defense can see, they were pretty predictable with the timing. After a short amount of practice I felt pretty comfortable timing their snap based on the tap from Miller. That’s not necessarily a knock on Miller alone, but a possible factor in the overall performance of the line. Play 4When it comes to raw tools, John Miller has the goods. We’ve talked up Star Lotulelei for his ability to take on a double team and here Miller is acting as a similar space eater. Both Russell Bodine and Jordan Mills have a little trouble with their block and Miller is able to help them out at the same time. Play 5Speaking of raw tools, this is a solid move block with a nice change of direction and finish. Chris Ivory gets a chunk of yards and John Miller is a big reason why. This play is absolutely more highlight reel than norm, but illustrates what Miller is capable of. Play 6Miller’s feet take him back a few short steps before he can anchor, but in the end this isn’t a bad block. Derek Anderson can’t fully step up if needed so it’s not a tremendous block either for the record. Still, it got the job done. For quality of competition Zay Jones Jerseys Stitched , Miller is up against Margus Hunt. The 6’8” nearly 300 lb defensive lineman is absurdly strong and athletic. While Hunt is also inconsistent, he looks like he’s on his game for this clip so an “alright block” should get a small bump when we grade it. For comparison purposes Hunt graded nearly identically to Tremaine Edmunds in the 40-yard dash and broad jump but doubled Edmunds’ bench press numbers (Hunt matched Star Lotululei on the bench). Play 7If you keep looking you will definitely find that John Miller has a lot of positives across most major areas you’d like to see in a guard. For this play, Miller uses his hands to turn his man around. As a result of his hand-fighting, he doesn’t give up any ground. SummaryI’m sure you’re asking, if John Miller has all these tools, why are the Bills so eager to find a replacement? Miller unfortunately has what could be the single worst trait for a lineman, known as “inconsistency.” He’s strong enough to take on a double team and ward off the likes of Margus Hunt but he’s just as capable of letting his feet slip up and getting shoved around as a result. He’s agile and fast enough to move block and bounce around the field, but can be indecisive. Miller’s volatility means that when he turns in a bad rep, it can be really bad. As a result, it’s not unfair to consider Miller a liability.
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