Mike Love has an uphill battle to make the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster in 2021.
The Buffalo Bills added a number of defensive ends this offseason and one of the players who may be odd-man-out is a pass rusher who has been with the franchise for a few years now. Mike Love joined the Bills in 2018 as an undrafted free agent and spent most of the season on the practice squad.
He would then miss the entire 2019 season after suffering an injury during training camp and being placed on injured reserve. This past season, Love returned to the Bills but once again spent most of the season on the practice squad.
While he does have an advantage in terms of familiarity with the scheme and coaching staff, he will face plenty of competition in training camp for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Position: Defensive End
Weight: 255 pounds
Years of Experience: 2
Mike Love appeared in one game last season, which was the regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins. He was called up from the practice squad with the Bills resting a number of players ahead of the playoffs.
In that game, he played 42% of the defensive snaps and finished with two total tackles and one tackle for a loss.
Expectations for the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills
This season could be Mike Love’s final shot at making the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster to start the season. He is entering training camp firmly on the bubble and really is going to have to break out to jump players like Darryl Johnson and Efe Obada to warrant that final spot at defensive end.
If he doesn’t make the 53-man roster, he is a player that would likely be offered a spot on the practice squad since he does have that experience with the Buffalo Bills and knows the defense well. If there was an injury at the position, he would be a good player to call up to help.