Buffalo Bills free agents who might need a replacement: Tremaine Edmunds, LB
This one would hurt. Tremaine Edmunds is one of the better, young inside linebackers in all of football. He’s finished with 100-plus tackles in every season with the Bills thus far, and is as solid of a player on that defense. Replacing him would be difficult, but if he gets market value in free agency, he might not be back.
An excellent draft prospect to replace Edmunds would be that of Iowa’s Jack Campbell. He’s a tough, old-school type of inside linebacker. Campbell is a tackling machine, much like Edmunds was in college. He’ll likely go anywhere on Day 2, or very early Day 3, depending largely on how he does at the Combine or his Pro Day.
Depending on whether or not he’d take a cheaper deal in order to win, veteran and longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David is an enticing option for the Bills. He’s about as consistent as you’d like from the linebacker position over his 11 seasons in the league.
Other free agents include: Denzel Perryman, Devin Bush, Deion Jones, and Corey Littleton. There are several inside linebackers hitting free agency this year, so the Bills won’t be short on options.