Buffalo Bills: Players who could return with expected future moves
By Jason Mattis
These are some moves the Buffalo Bills may still have left to make over the next few days to their 53-man roster.
The cut day has come and gone in the NFL and the Buffalo Bills have made the necessary moves to get the roster down to 53. That doesn’t mean that those cut can’t make their way back onto the roster. This offseason the league and NFLPA collectively bargained many things due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of those was a change to players on the injured reserve list. Players that go on injured reserve starting Sunday, September 6th is now out only a minimum of three weeks as opposed to eight weeks. NFL teams also will be able to bring an unlimited number of players back off the injured reserve.
For the Buffalo Bills, they have Jon Feliciano who suffered a torn pec prior to the start of training camp. Reportedly, and by his own admission, will be out until Week 4.
Assuming his recovery timeline from offseason surgery hasn’t changed that means on Sunday the Bills can shift him to the injured reserve list and bring back a player that was previously cut. Who might the Bills want to bring back?
WR Andre Roberts
The next two players are expected to return, according to reports by Sal Capaccio of WGR550.
The Buffalo Bills have shown they value a good returner by brining him in initially. While he hasn’t had the game-changing plays he is an experienced and top tier returner while providing depth at the wide receiver position.
DB Dean Marlowe
A veteran and someone the Bills loves going back to their Carolina days. Last season he proved valuable sharing nickel corner reps with Siran Neal and Taron Johnson. He also provides cover at the safety positions.
OL Evan Boehm
Without Boehm, the Bills lack quality depth at the center position. Providing the position flexibility the Bills love at guard and center he could be coming back.
Don’t be surprised if on Sunday you see one of these players come back into One Bills Drive while Feliciano goes on injured reserve. General manager Brandon Beane used this same strategy last season when cutting Kurt Coleman while keeping Jason Croom.