What do the Bills do with Vosean Joseph?
With the commencement of training camp, many players will be fighting for roster spots. Current players along with undrafted free agents and free agents all hope to make the final 53-man roster but there is a looming question on who will replace Lorenzo Alexander as he chose to walk away from the game after a 12-year career.
Currently, the options hang in the balance for Vosean Joseph to finally get on the field in his short NFL career. The former University of Florida product was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft but did not see the field. Not because he was not skilled enough to but due to the fact that Joseph suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during the preseason.
Due to that exact injury, the Buffalo Bills placed him on IR prior to the cut down of the 53-man roster. This means that the Bills could have either released him with an injury settlement, allowing him to play for another team in 2020 or welcome him back after to compete for a position.
And welcome him back is what they have done, well, in theory, they have. Joseph will now be thrown into the mix for a starting, or substitute linebacking position this season. With the current hole that needs to be filled depending on if the Bills opt for a 3-4 or a 4-3, Joseph could see reps at his native linebacking position. This is, of course, if he indeed makes the cut. With the additions the Bills have made in the offseason, acquiring A.J. Klein and Tyler Matakevich, among the other returning Bills, Joseph may be on the outside looking in again.