Bills signing Philly Brown

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The Bills are in need of some receiving help with Jordan Matthews out for the near future due to a thumb injury and they’re bringing back a player they cut in early September.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is signing Philly Brown. Brown signed with the team as a free agent in March and made the initial 53-man roster, but got cut the next day after the Bills claimed three players off of waivers.

Brown spent the last three years with the Panthers, so he’s a familiar face to head coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane and his knowledge of the offense from the summer will be helpful as the Bills move forward without the help of Matthews.

Rookie Zay Jones, Andre Holmes, Kaelin Clay and Brandon Tate are the other receivers and tight end Charles Clay has been Tyrod Taylor‘s most frequent target through the first four weeks of the season.

7 responses to “Bills signing Philly Brown

  1. Ugh, stop with this Tyrod narrative Bills fans. We could have an AP WR, but Tyrod still needs to hang in the pocket and find them. You clearly aren’t watching games if you don’t think the guys on the roster aren’t getting open, they are. Tyrod needs to hang in the pocket, or at the very least, find them on the roll out. Hes not a terrible QB, but he’s incredibly conservative, guys are open down the field. Catching balls would help as well, but he needs to give them a chance. Taking shots down field is obviously risky, but Tyrod needs to realize this defense is relishing the chances. Go 3 and out with 3 deep balls rather than this garbage run run dump off, it’ll free up Shady.

  2. I can’t believe they’d rather take a receiver off of his couch(Philly Brown) than a player from their practice squad(Brandon Reilly) who knows the Offense just as good, if not better. I know Matthews plays the slot, but wouldn’t it make more sense to shift the oft-struggling Zay Jones into his true position which is the Slot and put Reilly on the outside where he’s also comfortable? Instead you are putting Brown into a position that he did an average job in at training camp. Ahh screw it, I trust the process. Go Bills!

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