The Buffalo Bills were one of the quieter teams on the first day of NFL free agency on Tuesday, but the team is attributing that to the blizzard that is currently making its way through the Western New York area. In a statement released by the team, general manager Doug Whaley stated that because of the weather, and the troubles it causes in regard to flights, the Bills have had to figure workarounds to get they players they want to meet with into town.
“Today’s storm challenged us in terms of getting free agents in-and-out because teams like to get them in as soon as possible,” said Whaley. “It’s important to have plans for all scenarios. Today, we were prepared in dealing with this storm.
We’re excited about this start to free agency and our plans moving forward. With the signing of Chris Williams, I am particularly excited about the direction our offensive line is moving in because we wanted to address this position and we feel like we filled the need with a very good player.”
The Bills did make one move on Wednesday, signing OL Chris Williams to a four-year contract. Free agent corner Nolan Carroll is expected to visit with the team, provided he can actually make it into the city.