Bills blame blizzard for slow start to free-agent signings

Storm that hit Buffalo prevented players from visiting the team.

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As any NFL fan knows, there was a frenzy of free-agent signings on Tuesday.

One of the few teams that did not ink a new player was the Buffalo Bills.

The team re-signed tight end Mike Caussin and kicker Dan Carpenter, but they did not bring any outside players.

However, that was not Buffalo's plan. The reason the team was quiet on Tuesday (they signed offensive lineman Chris Williams on Wednesday) was because of a blizzard that hit Buffalo.

General Manager Doug Whaley issued the following statement Wednesday morning:

"Today's storm challenged us in terms of getting free agents in-and-out because teams like to get them in as soon as possible. It's important to have plans for all scenarios. Today, we were prepared in dealing with this storm.

We're excited about this start to free agency and our plans moving forward.  With the signing of Chris Williams, I am particularly excited about the direction our offensive line is moving in because we wanted to address this position and we feel like we filled the need with a very good player."

 Mother Nature is clearly the one thing bigger than the almighty NFL.

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