Buffalo Bills: 3 offensive linemen to trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Cody Ford, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
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BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 30: Ike Boettger #65 of the Buffalo Bills walks down the tunnel to take to the field before the start of their NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field on December 30, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Ike Boettger

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did sign former Pro Bowl offensive guard Trai Turner shortly after the news of DeCastro’s release, they could be in the market for more depth at the position. A player like Ike Boettger could be another low-risk move to help bolster the position.

Boettger was an undrafted free agent addition by the Buffalo Bills in 2018 and has been a member of their practice squad for most of the first two seasons of his career with a few call-ups during those years. This past season, Boettger started the year on the 53-man roster and finished the year as a starter after Cody Ford’s injury.

He played well down the stretch and the Bills’ offensive line as a whole was playing at their highest level with Boettger in the starting lineup.

The reason the Buffalo Bills may consider not making a trade is that what they might get from the Steelers, likely a low-round draft pick, doesn’t provide enough value for what Boettger brings to being on the roster.