1)derrick brooks (this guy isnt coming to buffalo, but he is the best available cover 2 LB, my guess is he ends up back in tampa with ruud, crowell and brooks being the starters. the difference will be he will get vet league minimum instead of his hefty salary he would have gotten had he not been released and play because he wants to play another season and is a buc for life, if jason taylor can go back to the dolphins and plays for 1 million dollars, do not think for one second that derrick brooks wont be welcomed back with open arms on a team that is in dire need of a player at his position at a modest salary with no other options out there. he is their best case scenario, as well as ares, unfortunately i dont see him living the only state he has ever lived in for a HUGE culture change at 36 to play one season on a team that really might not even make the playoffs, he can stay in florida and not make the playoffs.)
2)donnie edwards (he can play in any defense and be good, question is can he stay healthy at 36, my opinion he is an upgrade over ellison but big risk cause of injury)
3)marlon greenwood (at worst the guy is as good as ellison and a servisable backup, at best he puts together a decent season and is a stop gap while our young LB learn or we draft a LB next year high)
4)jaime winborn (buffalo already had him in for a visit and could have him for peanuts, the problem never has been talent with this guy as he was draft reasonably high. its work ethic, but last year he put a decent season together for denver, and he is a solid special teamer)
5)rocky boiman (was solid for indy whenever they needed him in there cover 2, he is a notre dame grad and a very high character player which our front office covets, again he is a solid special teamer as well)
6)marcus washington (this guy at 32 probably couldnt beat ellison out as he is pretty slow but would be a solid reserve and has a boat load of expirience if needed to play)
i am not predicting the bills to sign any of these guys, i am just showing what is the best available free agents out there right now and giving my spin on them. if we were to bring one in i would think it would be winborn though because we already had him in for a visit and this late in the process these guys are just looking to get into a camp from the beginning and winborn really can only play in a cover 2 as he is a smaller LBer. what is your opinions guys? please dont say bowen. maybe he will be our starter but i swear more forum people have preached about this guy like he was a top 10 pick and has already been to 5 pro bowls LOL! lets get him through a training camp before we even consider him starting material.