With the Bills signing five more reserve/future free agents Thursday it’s clear that big is going to be a theme at the wide receiver position.
WR Ramses Barden is the most recent example of that approach, which began with the in season signings of practice squad receivers Cordell Roberson (6’4″ 210) and Brandon Kaufmann (6’5″ 215). Barden measures in at 6’6″ and 224 pounds. His NFL career has been mainly restricted to a reserve role in the New York Giants offense. From 2009 to 2012 he appeared in 29 games, but recorded just 29 catches for 394 yards (13.6 avg.).
The 28-year old has a clocked 40 time of 4.56, which puts him in the same company as Stevie Johnson.
Buffalo also added Liberty product Chris Summers, who measures in at 6’4″ and 213 pounds. He spent the 2012 season on Minnesota’s practice squad as well as the entire 2013 offseason with the Vikings. He didn’t make the squad however, as he was cut when the roster had to be reduced.
Counting Kevin Elliott, who is working his way back from a torn ACL, Buffalo now has five receivers on the roster that are 6’4″ or taller. Bills GM Doug Whaley has made a concerted effort to increase the size at receiver.
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