4 players the Buffalo Bills may still try to trade before roster cuts

O.J. Howard, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
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O.J. Howard

The tight end position is a tough one for the Buffalo Bills because of neither O.J. Howard or Tommy Sweeney really emerged as the number two tight end. The tight end who probably looked the best during the preseason was Quintin Morris but he suffered an injury during practice as seen by this video tweeted by Jon Scott.

It remains to be seen the severity but the Bills may not have enough time to determine how much time, if any, Morris might miss.

If Morris is no longer in the discussion for that spot, then O.J. Howard would probably be the player who is the backup to Dawson Knox. The reason is that if the Bills were to release Howard then it would result in over $2.6 million in dead cap this year along with $625k in dead cap next year.

However, if the Bills were to find a team that was willing to trade for Howard then the dead cap this season drops to $675k along with the $625k next year. This would certainly be more manageable for the Bills and opens the door for the team to keep Tommy Sweeney as the backup or even look at adding a free agent.