Bills wide receiver Brad Smith hasn’t made the impact over the past couple of seasons that the Bills were hoping he would when they signed him as a free agent. They currently have 13 receivers on their roster going into camp and Smith is going to have to fight for two spots with eight other receivers, according to James Walker of ESPN.com who believes Smith has a 40 percent chance at making the final roster.
Smith signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Bills in free agency in 2011. Smith only has 37 catches in two seasons and hasn’t made the impact Buffalo expected, considering his contract. With the exception of 1,000-yard receiver Steve Johnson, Buffalo is looking to reboot its receiving corps this year. The Bills have 13 wide receivers currently on their roster, which includes five rookies. Look for Johnson and rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to take up at least three receiver spots. Second-year speedster T.J. Graham also appears safe. That leaves just two spots for Smith and eight other receivers to compete this summer. Considering his high salary and low production, Smith is definitely on the hot seat this summer.
After playing quarterback in college during his time at Missouri, Smith never really made the transition to receiver that people would have liked to see. He was used more as a wildcat player and kick returner when he was with the Jets.