Buffalo Bills: The impending free agents this offseason

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The 2019 Buffalo Bills roster may look a lot different than the 2018 version. The change will start once the free agency period begins.

The big news that came out today is that Kyle Williams is playing his last game in a Buffalo Bills uniform this Sunday.

The veteran came back for one more year but has decided to retire after a 13-year career with the Bills.

Williams was set to be a free agent this offseason, while nine other current Bills are set to be unrestricted free agents starting Monday.

ESPN’s Mike Rodak shared the list earlier.

The one name that stands out to be is Lorenzo Alexander. The 35-year-old is still playing at a high level and would be an asset on defense next year. It just depends if the Bills want to commit to someone at his age.

Other than that, there are a lot of replaceable players on that list.

Derek Anderson could be kept strictly as a mentor, or perhaps even as a coach.

All the offensive linemen on the list could realistically be let go, depending on the moves made both in free agency and in the NFL Draft.

A rebuilding phase involves a lot of change. Brandon Beane is searching for cornerstone pieces and will continue to do so all over the field until he builds a championship-level roster. That is, if he doesn’t lose his job before then.

The team needs much more talent on offense both up front and on the outside with the wide receivers. The defense could use more help up front as well, while the linebackers and secondary could also use upgrades. There is never such thing as having too much talent.

Next. Kyle Williams decides to call it a career. dark

The Bills have a lot of cap space and I doubt a lot of that goes toward the impending unrestricted free agents currently on the team. The big money will be saved for some big-time free agent signings.