Buffalo Bills: Final 53-man roster prediction after preseason

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Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane looks on prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Beane firing up the trade machine

Brandon Beane could do this both to ship players out of Buffalo and also bring some in. Beane has never hesitated to deal with players he probably will cut for late-round picks. He magically was able to turn Russell Bodine into a sixth round pick. However, he has been on the other side giving away Wyatt Teller and a seventh rounder for a fifth and sixth round pick. Teller has since turned into one of the best guards in the league.

Regardless, Beane has multiple players he can give up for late-round picks as well as having multiple positions that could maybe use some veteran help to sure some things up. He may not be trigger happy on the trade block as if he is a Madden GM but expect his phone to be ringing all day on Tuesday.

Buffalo Bills cut the roster down to less than 53

This has happened before and is not too rare around the league. Beane could have players that Buffalo already plans to have their eye on if cut. To have open roster spots Beane could cut down the roster to 52 or 51 players instead of the requirement to be at or under 53. It would certainly complicate some positions as Buffalo is so talented cutting the team down to 53 is hard enough but it is something that Beane could look at. After all his job is to make the team the best it can be not necessarily keep the fan favorites from training camp.

As for some veterans who could be victims of this do not be shocked if Vernon Butler, Ike Boettger, Ryan Bates, Taiwan Jones, Mario Addison, or Tyler Matakevich are the names involved.

Cutting multiple veterans to resign after placing others on IR

This one is interesting because there are multiple players Buffalo could look at placing on IR for them to return this season and resign players they just cut. There usually is some sort of gentleman agreement where Buffalo agrees to resign immediately and the player refuses to sign elsewhere. Buffalo was able to pull this off last year cutting and resigning Dean Marlowe to place Isaiah Hodgins on Injured Reserve. Several players could happen with this year.

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Isaiah Hodgins and Harrison Phillips come to mind whom I do not have on the roster. While Isaiah McKenzie, Levi Wallace, Spencer Brown, and Marquez Stevenson could all fit this criterion if they are still injured on Tuesday.