Buffalo Bills Free Agency: 5 players who might need a replacement

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Buffalo Bills, Jamison Crowder
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A little over a week removed from their playoff exit, the Buffalo Bills must take a long look in the mirror, and at the roster, as the offseason kicks into gear here in a few weeks.

The Bills are in a tough spot, salary cap-wise, and face some major needs if they are to get past teams like the Chiefs and Bengals next season.

Some players simply need to go. Others could end up in another uniform just due to financial circumstances.

Nonetheless, the Bills may end up having to replace five key players this offseason.

Buffalo Bills free agents who might need a replacement: Jamison Crowder, WR

One position that needs to be completely overhauled this offseason is at wide receiver, and specifically in the slot. While Cole Beasley might desire to come back, the Bills should quite frankly allow he and Jamison Crowder to leave.

Buffalo needs more explosiveness out of their offense at the receiver position, and finding a talented, young slot receiver would help this offense immensely.

Possible replacements

One of the best possible replacements for Crowder would be Trey Palmer out of Nebraska, who is likely to go in the second or third round of this year’s draft. Palmer is 6-foot-1, weighs 190 pounds and brings the elite speed and explosiveness this offense is looking for.

Another possible replacement is veteran JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will be a free agent. He’s played in the slot and possesses great size and feel for that position.