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Bills pick up Brad Smith

UPDATED: Agrees to a four-year deal worth about

UPDATED: Agrees to a four-year deal worth about $15 million with the Buffalo Bills.
Wide receiver, New York Jets
2010 stats:
1,775 all-purpose yards, 4 TDs
Brad Smith’s stats don’t jump out at you, but his value to a team goes beyond what he does as a wide receiver. Smith returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and rushed for 299 yards. He has been a huge part of special teams on both sides, and plays the role of quarterback during the wildcat.
Credit: AP

Brad Smith will still reside in the AFC East. Except, he'll now call Western New York home.

Smith, the versatile free agent wide receiver/kick returner, has agreed to a four-year, $15 million deal with the Bills, according to a league source.

The Jets never seemed overly enthused about bringing Smith back into the fold despite his uncanny knack to do so many things well. Not only was he the Jets' main kickoff returner -- a job he did quite well as the Colts should know -- but he was also a weapon on offense.

Smith lined up effectively in the Wildcat -- ironically enough, his only career touchdown pass out of the formation came against the Bills in Buffalo last season -- and he was also a viable threat as the fourth wide receiver.

But the writing was on the wall for Smith back in April, when the Jets drafted TCU wideout Jeremy Kerley, who they feel can come in and fill Smith's special teams role.

Smith's deal with Buffalo is just the latest move in an active day within the AFC East. The Dolphins picked up Reggie Bush in a trade with the Saints, and the Patriots acquired Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins via trade.


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