The final free agent would be one that would just be essentially a one-year option that they may pair with a draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. At 32 years old, Casey Hayward probably doesn’t have many years left in the NFL but has played very well in his first season with the Las Vegas Raiders.
This year, Hayward is allowing a completion percentage of 54.5% when targeted and has cut his yards per completion by almost 30% from 16.6 in 2020 with the Chargers to 11.8 this year. he also has 41 total tackles and five passes defended through 15 games.
In the past, the Buffalo Bills have not been afraid about signing older veterans to help the cornerback position, like Josh Norman in 2020, and have had some success with this plan.
If they want to improve the position but not use a large portion of their cap space, then signing a player like Hayward to compete with Dane Jackson would make sense.