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arguments reflected this poll."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL Free AgencyNotes2019 Buffalo Bills free agencyBuffalo Bills are least desirable landing spot for NFL free agents Devin Singletary Jersey , according to agentsNew,137commentsRecent talk of Antonio Brown and Twitter arguments reflected this poll.EDTShareTweetShareShareBuffalo Bills are least desirable landing spot for NFL free agents, according to agentsTroy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsFor the past 20 years, the Buffalo Bills haven't made the playoffs more than once. The stretch of losing and not making the playoffs for 17 years straight made Buffalo and the Bills seem like a laughingstock. Despite the recent culture change that a lot of us closely connected to the team can see on a daily basis, others don't have that same feeling. Antonio Brown not wanting to play for the Bills sparked conversation among fans about who had the better city and team. Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback asked 15 NFL agents to poll the top-five most and least desirable free-agency destinations. One of the agents told Klemko that each player’s desires are going to be different but there are generally a few factors they look for right off the bat.“There are so many factors to consider and every player is different,” one agent told Klemko, “but typically we look at winning culture/tradition, opportunity [for playing time], income tax laws, market, area of the country, and sometimes weather.”The top five featured all of those things: The Dallas Cowboys received votes from 11 of the 15 agents. After that, the Seattle Seahawks (8 votes), Miami Dolphins (8), Los Angeles Rams (7) http://www.buffalobillsteamonline.com/da...nox-jersey , and Atlanta Falcons (5) rounded out the top five.The bottom five were topped by teams that had fallen on hard times. The Bills were worst with 12 of 15 votes followed closely by the Oakland Raiders with 11. Further down, the Cincinnati Bengals (8), Detorit Lions (7), and Cleveland Browns (6) finished off the worst five. Only three of the agents interviewed didn't have the Bills in their bottom five and for at least one it’s because of the new brass. “I think they’re turning things around in Buffalo,” the agent said. “That regime is doing things the right way.”Over the past few days we have seen that Buffalo isn't in the bottom five for the multiple free agents the Bills have come to terms with thus far. For fans, the narrative is only really used to argue with other fan bases on Twitter, but if the Bills want to change that narrative throughout league circles, they have to win. The special teamer/backup middle linebacker is not a lock to reprise his role in 2019" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBuffalo Rumblingsa Buffalo Bills communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBillsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapFiled under:90 Players in 90 Days2019 Buffalo Bills scouting report: linebacker Julian StanfordNew,5commentsThe special teamer/backup middle linebacker is not a lock to reprise his role in 2019EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 Buffalo Bills scouting report: linebacker Julian StanfordPhoto by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesThe Buffalo Bills have long valued special teams, dating back to head coach Marv Levy’s famous assessment— that it is, after all, one-third of the game. So it was different last season when the team’s coverage and return units struggled so mightily. As a result, the Bills have prioritized the oft-forgotten third of the game this offseason.The special-teams units are mostly populated with backups, and linebackers are among the most popular backups to appear on coverage units. Given their athletic profile, this makes perfect sense. It also means that more players have a chance to make the team for their special-teams ability.In today’s installment of our “90 players in 90 days” series Youth John Brown Jerseys , we profile a veteran special teamer who may find himself in a battle for his roster spot this season.Name: Julian StanfordNumber: 51Position: LBHeight/Weight: 6’1” 230 lbs. Age: 28 (29 on 9/2/19)Experience/Draft:6; signed as UDFA with Jacksonville Jaguars following 2012 NFL DraftCollege: WagnerAcquired: Signed with Bills as free agent on 3/14/18Financial situation (per Spotrac): Stanford enters the final year of the two-year free-agent contract he signed last March. The pact calls for him to make a total of $3 million. In 2019, he carries a cap hit of $1,525,000; if the Bills were to cut him, they’d be on the hook for a dead cap charge of $175,000. 2018 Recap: Stanford played in 13 games, even starting one in place of rookie Tremaine Edmunds. He did most of his work on special teams, however, as he appeared on 225 special-teams snaps (51.25%)—fifth-most on the team. He appeared on 89 defensive snaps, 83 of which came in a two-game span against the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears. He made 15 tackles (one for a loss), and added one sack, one pass defended, one forced fumble, and one quarterback hit for his season.Positional outlook: Stanford is joined by fellow incumbents Edmunds, Lorenzo Alexander John Brown Jerseys Stitched , and Matt Milano—all of whom are expected to start. Deon Lacey, another special-teams stalwart, is also back, as is Corey Thompson. Newcomers Maurice Alexander, Juwan Foggie, Tyrel Dodson, and Vosean Joseph round out the group. 2019 Offseason: Stanford has participated in offseason activities thus far, and he even served as the signal caller for the second-team defense, according to Sal Capaccio. 2019 Season outlook: While it’s certainly no guarantee that Stanford will be on the roster come September, his status as a trusted veteran who knows the defense and can contribute on special teams gives him a leg up on the competition. While the younger linebackers on the roster could push Stanford as camp progresses, it’s more likely that Buffalo keeps some younger players in addition to Stanford rather than at the expense of him.
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