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Bills re-sign WR Derek Hagan

The Bills added to their list of candidates for the starting flanker position today by re-signing free-agent Derek Hagan. He spent the last six weeks of last season on the Bills' roster and was active the last four games. He caught 13 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. Hagan is a talent who never has been able to put it all together in the NFL. He has good size (6-foot-2, 215 pounds), and he was a third-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins in 2006. But he was bounced out of Miami's revolving door early in the 2008 season. The coach who drafted him (Nick Saban) left after his rookie year. The Fish's '07 coach (Cam Cameron) lasted just one year. Tony Sparano took over in '08. Hagan caught 21 passes as a rookie and 29 for the 1-15 Dolphins in '07. After that he bounced from the Giants to Oakland to Buffalo.

Hagan gives the Bills 10 receivers on the roster, nine if you take away hybrid QB-WR-KR Brad Smith. He's in a group with Donald Jones, Marcus Easley, David Clowney, Naaman Roosevelt and Ruvell Martin bidding for time at the wideout spot opposite Stevie Johnson.

---Mark Gaughan

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