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Trade Idea: Bills WR TJ Graham?

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For example, the #Bills have had WR T.J. Graham on the trade block for several months, sources said.

— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl)

August 28, 2014

 

I know most of us are fairly confident in our WR corps, but Graham is a former 3rd round pick and played college ball in the state at NCSU. He's entering his 3rd season and for his career has 54 rec, 638 yards and 3 TDs. 4.41 40 and was the ACC career leader in kickoff return yards with 3,153. If he could be had for a late round pick, I think it would be well worth it.

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Honestly, I'd like to see him brought on board, but he was never very special as a kick returner at State.  He was good for only about 1 return TD a year, and another couple long ones.  However, he does have the speed to take the top off a defense and the height to catch it over a defender if necessary.  But he lacks consistency and has for his whole career.  Maybe playing at home would be a good motivator for him, or maybe Proehl can iron out his consistency problems, but I just have a feeling it wouldn't work out.

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Honestly, I'd like to see him brought on board, but he was never very special as a kick returner at State.  He was good for only about 1 return TD a year, and another couple long ones.  However, he does have the speed to take the top off a defense and the height to catch it over a defender if necessary.  But he lacks consistency and has for his whole career.  Maybe playing at home would be a good motivator for him, or maybe Proehl can iron out his consistency problems, but I just have a feeling it wouldn't work out.

 

I see him as being a replacement for Ted Ginn, who I still don't think we've actually replaced this year. I think the one thing we're lacking in our WR corps is a guy who can be a burner and take the top off a defense like Ginn did last year. Maybe that's Brown, but if we can send a 6th or 7th round pick to get Graham, I'd rather use him in that role as he's at least shown he has the pedigree for that. 

 

I think he's worth a late round flier if that's all the Bills are looking for, and maybe playing for his home team will give him an extra bit of motivation.

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If we're looking for a guy, let's drop the "Ginn replacement" line, that didn't work so well with Underwood.

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if we're gonna trade, how about it be for something we need more...kind of like an OT?

we have very limited resources. focus on bigger priorities.

 

This.  If we swing a trade, I'd greatly prefer it be for an OT or a safety.

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Is there anything to suggest he is available for trade?

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Brown and King have the speed to take the top off of a defense.  Philly has kick/punt return experience.  They're both already on the roster, and wouldn't cost us anything extra to keep them.  There's no need to look for returners.  Only a few are really good anyway, and we can't afford them.

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Is there anything to suggest he is available for trade?

 

For people on mobile (this is in the OP):

 

Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl

For example, the #Bills have had WR T.J. Graham on the trade block for several months, sources said.

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I see the Bills cutting Graham. They have a loaded WR corp and I've been expecting it for a while.

 

If that happens scoop him up.

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For people on mobile (this is in the OP):

 

Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl

For example, the #Bills have had WR T.J. Graham on the trade block for several months, sources said.

hmmm....I'm not mobile but I do see where it looks like something is missing in the first post. Looks like a grey outline but with nothing in it.

 

 

*Weird.....now it's there.

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I see the Bills cutting Graham. They have a loaded WR corp and I've been expecting it for a while.

 

If that happens scoop him up.

 

True. Wouldn't hurt to toss out a conditional 7th round pick to ensure we'd get him though (as he'd be subject to waivers if released).

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