Bills Cut Safety George Wilson

Yesterday the Buffalo Bills cut one of the league’s better safeties in the league, George Wilson.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Jets are likely going to be out two starting safeties once free agency starts and one backup should they make the move to cut Eric Smith.  There has been a drought of safeties who are solid in coverage in the past few years and this year the floodgates seem to have been released.  Now, maybe the Jets bring back Yeremiah Bell since he could come cheap, but George Wilson might be an interesting option as well and would better serve the Jets in coverage.  Wilson was cut over a $4.4 million cap figure (a $2.9 million salary) and he’s 32 years old.  Wilson is still a solid player in coverage and is a willing contributor in run support.  His days might be numbered, but he’s still able to play well enough and might be had at a value.




7 comments
JrR8
JrR8

i feel like Flowers might be a little too boom or bust for where we selected him, Collins and Owa might save this draft for Reese. Thompson is a complete head scratcher, he would have went undrafted! I actually like the Davis pick, they definitely plan to bulk him up and turn him into a receiving TE he has fantastic hands and is a very good route runner, plus he gets off the line well with his size. The 7th round OL is a solid pick as well, can never have too many OL. Wish we would have added Bud Dupree though 

Shea Alexander
Shea Alexander

"If you think he can be a legitimate NFL LT, and many do."


I have legitimately not heard a single expert say that they think this.

spider43
spider43

I don't have a problem with the first three picks. My problem is what they did by reaching for players (or needs) with their last three choices. I think an initial grade of B- is being too kind for the overall grade. I think because of the 5th - 7th round, a C+ is probably more accurate... but any grade at all is really dependent on how the Top 3 picks pan out. I think those picks judged by themselves are at least a B+ or A-.  If we hit on any of the picks in the 5th - 7th, then that would probably be the icing on the cake.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

My issues with the first three picks are nominal - Flowers was taken a little early - but if there was no one interested in trading up with the Giants, then it is what it is.  They had to trade up otherwise they wouldn't have gotten Collins - wish we didn't have to give up the two additional picks -and for OO - hoping his hips are ok - but he was a third round pick for a reason.....


The 3rd day selections are Jerry Reese falling back into the I am the smartest guy in the room - and finding obscure players to prove his point.  Where ultimately i hope he is right - i do think that he could have gotten a lot better value with these selections.


First three picks are B+/A-

Last three picks are C- (at best)


Time will tell.

spider43
spider43

@Jeff Comerford ....  I am in agreement, although I probably like the Flowers pick better than most people here. My preference was for a defensive player, but we addressed that in Round 2 and 3, so it wasn't that big an issue for me to see them improve their offensive line first.  As for the last three picks, the best I could give them would be a D. I think every pick in the 5th - 7th round were players they could have drafted in the 7th round or signed as undrafted free agents. Every one of them I thought was a wasted pick in terms of draft board value juxtaposed against positional needs. The 5th - 7th rounds prove that "best player available" is really NOT the strategy that Reese uses to build a team. He simply picks who he wants.

greekgod
greekgod

greekgod gives them an A+

thom
thom

Baldinger gave us an A......