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Buffalo Bills signed several guys to a futures contract today

Today the Buffalo Bills re-signed several of their practice squad guys to future deals.  Jamaal Johnson-Webb, Brandon Kaufman and Ikponmwosa Igbinosun  to a future deal. 

I am sure the Bills will try to re-sign the others on the practice squad as well, but I do not know of them signing yet.

I do know that the Bills have reached out to several guys that were not on the field at the end of they year last season.  One player that Buffalo has in fact reached out to is Roy Roundtree the former Michigan wide receiver.  I will keep you informed as I find out more, but for the time being, the Bills did sign the three listed above to future deals.  Here are the others that were on the practice squad at the end of the year.

Quarterback Dennis Dixon
Signed: Oct. 8
Quick take: It’s doubtful that Dixon has a future in Buffalo, but given their uncertain situation at quarterback, he could stick around for the offseason as an extra arm.

Wide receiver Cordell Roberson
Signed: Oct. 29
Quick take: It would be an upset if Roberson didn’t sign a future deal. The undrafted rookie has good size — he’s 6-foot-4 — and that’s just what the Bills need at receiver. The Stephen F. Austin product makes an ideal developmental project.

Offensive lineman Edawn Coughman
Signed: Sept. 2
Quick take: This was Coughman’s second season in the NFL and he spent all of it on the Bills’ practice squad. He’s a small-school prospect, having played in Division II at Shaw University. The Bills are looking to get bigger along their offensive line, and at 6-4 and 313 pounds, Coughman fits the bill.

Linebacker Jacquies Smith
Signed: Oct. 15
Quick take: Smith had a strong junior campaign at Missouri, landing him on the Lombardi Award watch list in 2011. Even as a senior, he tallied five sacks and forced four fumbles, so he has some upside as a pass-rusher. If the Bills feel like Smith is developing, expect him to remain in Buffalo this offseason.

Cornerback Mario Butler
Signed: Nov. 19
Quick take: The Georgia Tech product has now exhausted his practice-squad eligibility, which could make him less appealing for the Bills in 2014. At 6-1, he has ideal size for his position, but time could be running out for the 25-year-old to take the next step in his NFL career.


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