The past two seasons the Buffalo Bills have had one of the best returners in the league in Andre Roberts. He has been named to the Pro Bowl for three straight seasons, including the last two with Buffalo, and this past season led the league in average yards per kick return at 30 yards.
While he didn’t contribute much on offense, he did provide the Bills with some roster flexibility as he was the primary returner on kickoffs and punts.
However, he is a free agent and at 33 years old the question is how much he might have left in his career. If the Buffalo Bills want to go in another direction these are five free agents who could replace Andre Roberts next season.
This list starts with a player who was on the Buffalo Bills last year in Isaiah McKenzie but he is also a free agent this offseason. While Roberts has handled the return duties almost exclusively, McKenzie has had a chance to step in on occasion.
Last year he only returned one punt and two kickoffs but made it count when he returned the punt for a touchdown in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins. In his career he has 39 punt returns averaging 9.5 yards per return and 20 kickoff returns for an average of 19.2 yards per return.
He also has been a gadget player for this offense and if he can continue in that role while contributing in the return game, that gives the Buffalo Bills some of that extra roster flexibility.