The Buffalo Bills have begun addressing their offensive line, which was clearly their glaring weakness coming into this offseason as they signed former Washington Redskins and New York Jets Center/Guard Spencer Long.
The deal is reported as a three-year deal for the 28 year old Long. He was a third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft for the Redskins after playing his college football for the University of Nebraska and was teammates with fellow Bills lineman Jeremiah Sirles. Spencer Long is an exceptionally intelligent man as he had a 3.79 GPA and earned his degree in Biological Sciences. He might provide a bond with second year defensive tackle Harrison Phillips as they both were born in the state of Nebraska.
Spencer Long in 2018 signed a four-year, $28 million dollar deal with the Jets, however he had some struggles likely due to still recovering from tendonitis in his knee that placed him on Injured Reserve; thus ending his 2017 campaign. Despite starting 13 games for the Jets, he was released from his contract on February 5th, thus making him eligible to be signed before the Free Agency period began.
Despite the length of the deal, it is currently unclear if Spencer Long will be coming in as a starter for this beleaguered offensive line or depth. As four-year veteran Bills Guard, John Miller seems like he is poised to hit free agency in a few weeks.
All and all, it should be interesting to see who else the Buffalo Bills bring in and ultimately sign to compliment the signing of Spencer Long. It seems that the Bills will fill their offensive line holes via free agency as they had roughly 80 million dollars in cap space to spend, and address secondary needs via the NFL Draft. This feels like this will not be the only offensive lineman they will bring in and sign this offseason.