The Buffalo Bills have a lot of money and a lot of holes to fill on the roster. But there are some players the team should avoid this offseason.
The Buffalo Bills have a lot of money to spend this offseason. By a lot of money, I mean more money than I will ever see in 50 lifetimes. And that is a generous guess.
The team has holes all over the roster, and one position that may be flying under the radar is the tight end position.
Charles Clay remains on the roster but the team could use some more production out of the position. Clay finished with only 184 receiving yards on 21 catches during the 2018 season. Jason Croom was the leading tight end with 259 yards on 22 catches.
Here is some of what Knox had to say about Eifert:
"Charles Clay is no longer the reliable pass-catcher he once was, and the Buffalo Bills need to find themselves one at tight end to aid quarterback Josh Allen. Cincinnati Bengals standout Tyler Eifert will be a tempting target because he’s an elite tight end when healthy.“When” is the operative word here, because the problem with Eifert is that he has struggled to stay healthy throughout his pro career. He’s played eight or fewer games in four of his six NFL seasons, and he landed on injured reserve with a broken ankle in 2018."
I completely agree with this take. Eifert is one of those players who has the potential to be great, but his injury history is too alarming to commit to him. The Bills need players who can contribute right away and can’t waste both a roster spot and a big chunk of money on someone who can’t stay healthy.
Eifert has been in the NFL since 2013 and has only played in 43 games.
The Bills would be wise to look in the draft for a tight end, as Clay and Croom could still be used as the main options at the start of the 2019 season.
When looking at the other teams in the league, Knox points out some other players I think the Bills should avoid.
The main one that stands out to me is Le’Veon Bell. The Bills still have LeSean McCoy and if any back is going to be added, it should be a younger back who doesn’t come with a such a high price tag. Bell also missed an entire year and although he was sitting out healthy, there will be some concerns.
There are a lot of talented free agents available and the Bills should be active once it all gets underway in a few months.
Who is one player you want the Bills to avoid at all costs?