There’s something to be said with Bill Belichick letting players walk, with that in mind the Bills picking up Shilique Calhoun from their AFC East rivals and turning him into a formidable defense end would really stick it to the Patriots.
Looking at the Bills roster and assuming Shaq Lawson will be back under a team friendly deal, it would leave much to be desired at the defensive end position. You have three players outside of Lawson with Jerry Hughes, who had a down year but did have three sacks against in the Bills playoff game, Trent Murphy, and last year’s rookie in Darryl Johnson.
There is no quesiton that the Bills need to upgrade the position and adding a younger player in Calhoun might benefit the Bills.
Calhoun is a tad smaller than Murphy at 6’4 260 pounds and has less starting experience, only starting one game for the New England Patriots after spending three seasons with the Raiders.
Sean McDermott is known for getting the most out of his players and the performance on the defensive side of the ball can attest to that. Calhoun can use Lawson as an example of McDermott helping revive a player’s career and should jump on the opportunity to play for the Bills. If there’s one coach that can help Calhoun live up to his potential, it’s McDermott.