Per Adam Schefter with ESPN, the Buffalo Bills have traded WR Lee Evans to Baltimore in exchange for a 4th Round pick in the 2012 draft. This deal gives Baltimore the outside WR who can stretch the field that they have been waiting for.
Evans leaves Buffalo after having spent 7 seasons here. He was their 1st Round draft choice in 2004, and over his career accumulated, 377 receptions for 5,934 yards, 43 TD’s, and a 15.7 ypc average.
The addition of a 4th Round pick gives the Bills 9 total picks now for 2012. Those 9 include all 7 of their original selection, this 4th Round pick and a conditional pick from Seattle based on Marshawn Lynch’s production this year.
This move makes Buffalo’s WR corp a little clearer as both Naaman Roosevelt and Donald Jones would appear to be standing on more secure footing. In addition to that FA signee Buster Davis and UDFA Kamar Aiken also probably see a lot more work tomorrow night.
The Bills must have Steve Johnson step up and become the #1 WR he flashed the ability to be last year. They need 2nd year pro Marcus Easley to become the big play threat he was at UConn.
This is a huge change to what was once considered by many fans to be a very stable group of WR’s.
Only time will tell if this move helps the team or hurts it, but we do want to wish Lee Evans the very best in Baltimore and Go Bills!