Buffalo Bills News: Top defensive players in 2018

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The Buffalo Bills had a solid year on defense in 2018 thanks to both veteran players and those who are just beginning their NFL careers.

The Buffalo Bills decided to draft Tremaine Edmunds as the future leader of the defense.

He had a great year, but some veterans on the defense stepped up in 2018 and showed that it was a group effort between the older guys and the younger guys.

Edmunds joined Levi Wallace, Taron Johnson, Tre’Davious WhiteHarrison Phillips and Matt Milano as some of the younger players leading the way.

Then there were the usual suspects like Jerry Hughes, Kyle Williams, Lorenzo Alexander, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and Trent Murphy who were the veterans of the group who had solid years.

It was a great season for the group as a whole and it is great to know that even more talent should be joining the group in 2019. Brandon Beane could add a top pass-rusher either through free agency or the NFL Draft. That is the beauty of getting out of a nightmare cap situation.

All part of the process.

We look at this news and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Bills: PFF defensive rankings from the 2018 season (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

Pro Football Focus offered up great grades for some Bills defenders in 2018. The grades were certainly better than those handed out to the offense.

One big-name free agent to potentially target (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

The Bills could opt to spend a lot of money on the offense, and one receiver in particular stands out as a possible target.

Brandon Beane knows Bills need to address more than offense (Bills Wire, Justin DiLoro)

Beane has done a great job so far in his role as GM. Let’s hope he continues to improve the team now that he has some money to spend.

Bills add Terry Heffernan to staff as assistant offensive line coach (Bills.com, Chris Brown)

We end with some coaching staff news from Monday.

Not a major change, but still something to keep track of during the long offseason.