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Bills Come to Terms with WR David Clowney

The Bills are wasting no time addressing their depth at receiver this offseason after free agent David Clowney agreed to a contract with the team on Wednesday.

Clowney’s agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed to the Associated Press that his client had signed a contract issued to him by the Bills. Clowney had announced the signing himself by posting on his Twitter account a photo of the contract he received from the team.

Clowney added a caption to the photo by writing: “Buffalo Bills!! … I’m already ready for a new season!” The Bills were not immediately available for comment, and have a policy of not announcing player moves until they’ve received a signed contract.

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One Response to “Bills Come to Terms with WR David Clowney”

  1. LifetimeBillsFan says:

    As someone who watched him with the Jets, Clowney could prove to be a good addition. By no means is he a replacement for Stevie Johnson (and I don’t think the Bills see him as such), but Clowney could give the Bills the deep speed that they lacked after Donald Jones went down and help to open things up for Stevie Johnson and David Nelson (who didn’t fare as well after Jones was injured).

    The question with Clowney has always been his hands. He has the speed to regularly get open deep, but hasn’t always caught the ball when he has gotten open. Also, the Jets (it seemed to be by design) almost never used him on short or intermediate routes, so his route-running may still not be that refined.

    Still, Clowney was a contributor on the Jets very good special teams while he was with them and could serve as a solid replacement for Ruvell Martin, even if he doesn’t push Donald Jones and Marcus Easley for playing time as the “speed” receiver opposite Stevie Johnson and David Nelson. I know that there were Jets fans who questioned why he wasn’t used more because he was able to get open deep consistently, so, if his hands and route-running have improved, Clowney does have a chance to be a nice addition to the Bills. But, he’s going to have to show that he can run those intermediate routes and catch the ball when he gets open–that will be the key for him and for the Bills.

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