5 players the Buffalo Bills could release to create cap space

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Cole Beasley

Cap Savings: $6,100,000

Dead Cap: $1,500,000

Last week, it was reported that Cole Beasley had requested a trade with the Buffalo Bills and the team had granted that request. The options seem limited for an older slot receiver like Beasley but if there isn’t a trade out there, Buffalo could consider releasing the veteran.

Beasley joined the Bills in 2019 as a free agent and over the past three seasons, he has been the team’s starting slot receiver. He has been a key part of this offense and provided a sure-handed pass catcher for Josh Allen.

However, he will be 33 years old this upcoming season and while he matched his career-high in receptions (82), he had one of his lowest yards per reception average of his career with only 8.5 yards per reception.

This may be one of the final players released this week as the Bills hope to receive something in return instead of just cutting the wide receiver. However, this is one of the moves that would create a great deal of cap space with minimal dead cap.