Peerless Price (born October 27, 1976 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who played for the Buffalo Bills (1999-2002), Atlanta Falcons (2003-2004), Dallas Cowboys (2005), and currently the Buffalo Bills. His mother is said to have named him after a name on the side of a moving truck.
Peerless Price was highly successful at the University of Tennessee and was considered their best deep threat and offensive weapon. He was notorious for one-handed catches and helped seal the SEC championship game for Tennessee in 1998 by pulling down an amazing catch in the end zone against Auburn.
Price enjoyed his greatest success as the secondary receiver for the Buffalo Bills. In 2002 he caught 94 passes for 1,252 yards, and nine touchdowns. After the season the Bills knew they couldn't afford Price, but didn't want to lose him without compensation. They used the Franchise Tag to ensure that Price would be unable to sign elsewhere without the Bills receiving two first round draft picks, a price they knew that none were willing to pay. Price was given permission to seek a trade, and the Atlanta Falcons were willing to give up a first round pick in the 2003 draft for Price. The Bills would use it to select Willis McGahee.
Price was supposed to be the great receiver that the Falcons needed to excel. He is regarded as a disappointment, as during his two year stint with in Atlanta, quarterback Michael Vick was unable to get him the ball as well as Drew Bledsoe did, and the Falcons earned the NFC South division title and a bye in 2004 relying on great defense and the rushing game. He was released during the 2005 offseason.
In 2005, he signed a one year deal with the Dallas Cowboys to be the third receiver and punt returner. He was also reunited with quarterback Drew Bledsoe, with whom he had shared so much success in Buffalo and who actively lobbied for his signing. Unfortunately, Price was not used much in the passing game, as Dallas employed multi-tightend formations to protect Bledsoe from frequent blitzers. It was also felt that Price did not run-block as well as other receivers in Dallas' ball-control offense. He was released on 12/03/05 after catching only 6 passes for 96 yards (with 58yds coming on a single pass).
In April of 2006, Price re-signed with the Bills. He is set to be the number 2 receiver behind Lee Evans after the release of Eric Moulds.