In letter to fans, Bills' GM says team will be "active but calculated" in free agency

February 04, 2019 - 7:18 pm

In a letter sent out to season ticket holders this week, Buffalo Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane laid out his vision and plan for the team heading into the 2019 offseason, while thanking them for their loyalty and support.  

The letter also reiterated something he has said since his arrival less than two years ago - that the team will continue to focus on drafting, developing, and re-signing its own players.  It said that he realizes the team has needs in all three phases, and also stated that now that their salary cap situation is extremely healthy, they will be “active, but calculated” in this year’s free agent market.

Twitter follower "Awexome1" sent a photo of the letter he received:

Got a letter from One Bills Drive today (I assume season ticket holders were sent this). The direction of the Buffalo Bills is pretty clear. @SalSports @mikerodak #billsmafia

— Shawn Stewart (@Awexome1) February 4, 2019

When Beane and head coach Sean McDermott spoke to the media at the conclusion of the regular season, they both used the word “judicious” when describing their plan for spending that money this offseason.

After shedding several large contracts and eating dead money this past season, the Bills will have roughly $80 million in salary cap space when the new league year opens on March 13.  The letter stated, as Beane has several times, that it was a strategic plan to do that, thus putting the team in a better situation financially going forward.  

Now that that’s happened, in the letter, Beane writes, “we will use that to our advantage.”

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