As OTAs get underway, there is still plenty to tinker with on the current Buffalo Bills roster. As Brandon Beane has proven in his year with the team, he isn’t afraid to make moves of all sizes.
The current structure of the Buffalo Bills roster is by no means complete. There are question marks around the offensive line and wide receiver positions while the defense has plenty of new pieces that need to work together. Several young pieces will also get opportunities to make a difference in year one or two of their careers and become a regular in the starting lineup.
There are plenty of quality players out on the open market that could be good fits for the Bills. Some players available for trade are stuck lower on the depth chart and just need an opportunity to make their impact, and the Bills could offer that for them.
The team could serve to give younger players on their roster opportunities to build up the youth of the team and build the core of the Bills’ future.
With the roster still in flux, I don’t believe that the team will compete quite like they did last season. This season should allow players to develop and if everyone develops together, the team could see themselves in a place to repeat last season and sneak into the postseason.
I have outlined several moves that the team could explore as OTAs and offseason activities begin and training camp sneaks up on us. These include bringing in players, trading some away, and opening up cap space. I view these as not only short-term solutions, but moves that would make the team better in the long-term.