6 free agents the Buffalo Bills could sign to replace Tremaine Edmunds

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Eric Kendricks

Eric Kendricks has been a fixture of the Minnesota Vikings defense for the past eight seasons but he was released recently to create additional cap space for the Vikings. Kendricks could be a good veteran to add to this defense that could be a good short-term fix at the position for the Buffalo Bills.

Kendricks has started 113 career games over eight seasons for the Vikings and has 919 career tackles, 54 tackles for a loss and 51 passes defended. He has one Pro Bowl nomination and made first-team All-Pro once, both occurring during the 2019 season.

The two biggest concerns for the Buffalo Bills if they were to sign Eric Kendricks is that he has missed time due to injuries. In the eight seasons with the Vikings, he has played every regular season game only twice.

The second concern is that his performance in coverage has dropped off the past two seasons as quarterbacks have had a QB rating over 100.0 during that stretch and he has allowed five touchdowns, according to Pro Football Reference.