Buffalo Bills adding Kenny Stills is smart move entering the playoffs
The Buffalo Bills on Monday added Kenny Stills and is one that could pay major dividends in the playoffs.
The wide receiver position for the Buffalo Bills has been a strength all season so it may be surprising for the team to add wide receiver Kenny Stills. However, this is another move by general manager Brandon Beane that could pay major dividends for this team as they try to make a deep playoff run.
In the second half of this season, the depth at the position has been tested with John Brown missing the past six games and returning in Week 17 against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, they saw Cole Beasley miss this past week due to a knee injury and Sean McDermott on Monday still said he is considered “week-to-week.”
While the Bills have seen players like Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie do a good job filling in for the starters, a player like Kenny Stills could be the better fit. The biggest reason is that aside from the fact that Stills can play outside or in the slot, he also has significant playoff experience, something Davis or McKenzie doesn’t have.
In his career, Stills has played in five playoff games, starting four, and has 15 receptions for 243 yards and one touchdown. The best game Stills has had in the playoffs came last year against the Kansas City Chiefs when he finished with three receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown.
The fact that the Buffalo Bills also added Kenny Stills to their practice squad instead of the active roster gives the coaching staff a little more flexibility. He will need to get up to speed quickly and if he isn’t ready then he won’t count as a spot on the active roster. However, if Kenny Stills impresses this week, the Bills could use one of their two callups on the veteran receiver.
The Buffalo Bills have gotten great production from the wide receiver position and the position is only stronger with the addition of Kenny Stills.