T.O. Lands in Buffalo
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Drew Rosenhaus said T.O. wouldn’t be out of work for long. He wasn’t kidding. ESPN’s John Clayton reported that the Buffalo Bills secured his services for $6.5 million. Anyone else notice Jay Glazer lost his mojo?
The Bills did the right thing by signing T.O. to a one-year deal. If he wants another payday next year, he’ll have to be on his best behavior. In the past T.O. has been outstanding in his first season with a new team as he shined in 2004 with the Eagles (1200 yards, 14 TDs) after a strained relationship with the 49ers and in 2006 (1180 yards, 13 TDs) after doing the same in Philly. He wasn’t as effective last year (1052 yards, 10 TDs), but he still has good football left in him. He should be a nice compliment to Lee Evans. It will be interesting to see how he meshes with Trent Edwards. While a decent QB, he’s no Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, or Tony Romo. If he does his thing, Edwards could be a borderline fantasy starter next year. He should also benefit Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson by keeping Defenses honest. It was an unlikely landing spot for T.O., but if the Dallas departure proves humbling, Buffalo could make some noise next year.
Here’s J.D.’s take in a special Junior Report*:
Well, we thought that T.O. was hopeless and he will never get signed. Just a couple of days after being released, T.O. reached an agreement with the Buffalo Bills.
It was a one-year, $6.5 million contract. Owens looks to help out Lee Evans and James Hardy in the passing game. With T.O. in, they can cover up the scandal of Marshawn Lynch.
But here is the problem T.O. is going to have: Trent Edwards. Right now, I am praying that T.O. will not do the things to Trent Edwards that he did to Tony Romo, Donovan McNabb, and Jeff Garcia. Let’s just hope.
With T.O. the Bills look to be playoff contenders, and it will be T.O. vs. Randy Moss every time they take on their heated rival, the Patriots. The Bills can actually sweep the Patriots next year. We’ll see how next season go. This is a big step for the Bills. Let’s see how they will handle it.
*J.D., a young Bleacher Report writer and creator of The Sports Report with J.D., contacted me to see if I wanted to post some of his articles on the site. Always looking to encourage an aspiring writer, I agreed.