Buffalo Bills: Prioritizing the unrestricted free agents this offseason
Trent Murphy, Tyler Kroft, Josh Norman, Ty Nsekhe, Brian Winters, Matt Barkley, T.J. Yeldon
Most players in this group are older veterans who didn’t play much this past season. At the top of the list is Trent Murphy and Tyler Kroft. These were two players the Bills signed as free agents but saw their playing time cut significantly with the addition of younger players.
Murphy started all 16 games in 2019 and the first five weeks of this past season. However, as rookie A.J. Epenesa got up to speed, Murphy didn’t have a spot in the rotation and was inactive for seven games during the regular season and two playoff games.
Tight end Tyler Kroft had a similar story to Murphy as he was a healthy scratch for most of the second half of the year as the coaching staff elected to stick with Dawson Knox.
One player that was part of the rotation for most of the season was Josh Norman. The veteran cornerback was signed as a free agent last year and split the playing time equally with Levi Wallace down the stretch when both players were healthy. He is probably the one player most likely to return if it for a league minimum type contract as the Bills can always use depth at cornerback.