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WR Gibson will not return to Rams

Posted by Chris Brown on March 11, 2013 – 9:36 am

St. Louis impending free agent WR Brandon Gibson will apparently hit the market at 4 pm Tuesday. Both the Rams and Gibson have both given indication that the two will not be getting together on a new contract this offseason.

That according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which is reporting that Gibson believes he has a better chance to land a number two receiver role somewhere else. The Rams reportedly consider him little more than third or fourth receiver in their offense.

Gibson had 51 catches last season, but St. Louis is interested in making use of their recent draft choices at receiver and give bigger roles to Brian Quick, Austin Pettis and Chris Givens. That’s why it’s not expected that Danny Amendola will be back the Rams next season either.

The Dolphins have reportedly expressed strong interest in Gibson.

Bills WR Stevie Johnson has admitted to recruiting Gibson for the Bills as he and Gibson share the same agent.


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Why Stevie is tight with FA WR Gibson

Posted by Chris Brown on March 7, 2013 – 10:56 am

Appearing on NFL AM Wednesday morning Stevie Johnson openly tried to recruit St. Louis free agent WR Brandon Gibson to sign with the Bills when free agency opens next Tuesday. No word if the Bills are interested, but there’s a bit of a back story to the recruiting.

Gibson has the same agent as Johnson, so the two have gotten to know each other pretty well. According to the USA Today there will be some demand for Gibson’s services right in Buffalo’s own division with just about every AFC East team needing reinforcements at receiver.

Gibson had 51 catches last season for a career-high 691 yards and five touchdowns. Johnson called him “a stud.” Gibson is 25-years old and entering his fourth NFL season.


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Stevie not optimistic about landing Jennings

Posted by Chris Brown on March 6, 2013 – 10:54 am

He’s been working out in L.A. this offseason where he’s run into other NFL players and if he’s talking to a prospective free agent Stevie Johnson has been making his Buffalo pitch.

Appearing on NFL Network on their NFL AM show Wednesday morning, Johnson was asked who he’s tried to recruit to sign in Buffalo. The Bills top wideout admitted he tried to land some big time receiving talent. Unfortunately one re-signed with his current team while the other didn’t sound receptive to the idea of playing in Buffalo.

“I was trying to get Bowe to come and he ended up re-signing,” said Johnson. “I ran into (Greg) Jennings and I was like, ‘Man dog c’mon.’ But he said he wants to be in warm weather or stay in Green Bay.”

Jennings is rumored to be a target for Miami knowing head coach Joe Philbin previously worked with him in Green Bay.

Johnson also talked to another impending free agent receiver that is coming off a 51-catch season in St. Louis and was listed in our WR free agency preview on Buffalobills.com.

“I tried to get a few guys. I talked to my boy Brandon Gibson, who is in St. Louis,” said Johnson. “He’s a stud, and Dashon Goldson, I talk to him a lot. Anybody is good enough to come to Buffalo and turn things around because we’ve got guys in place. Maybe we’re missing that one extra guy or two guys, but I think if we can grab just one big name in free agency we’ll be alright.”

Gibson is 6’0″ and 205 pounds, and only lacks the pull away speed after the catch.


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