The initial rush of free agency has slowed down and the Buffalo Bills made a few moves during that period by bringing in Connor McGovern, Deonte Harty, and Kyle Allen. The more impactful moves though were extending Matt Milano’s contract for two years and also bringing back Jordan Poyer.
Even at this stage of free agency, there are still a lot of good players available that could help the Buffalo Bills and address major needs. While the Bills don’t have much cap space, this is a time when they can find value and certainly some of these players would be upgrades at their current position.
6 free agents that are still available that would be upgrades for the Buffalo Bills
On Thursday, general manager Brandon Beane mentioned that they would be looking for a bigger running back at some point this offseason. At one time, Ezekiel Elliott was considered one of the best in the NFL however his production has slowed down recently. This was one of the reasons that the Dallas Cowboys elected to release him this offseason to create some needed cap space.
Even though he may not be playing at the same Pro Bowl level he was earlier in his career, he could be a good veteran to add to a backfield with James Cook and Nyheim Hines. In three of the past four seasons, Elliott has had double digit rushing touchdowns while finishing with at least 850 rushing yards each season during that stretch.
Elliott is probably no longer a featured running back but could handle 10-15 carries a game, especially near the goal line, that could compliment James Cook well in this offense. The biggest question will be the contract and if Elliott would be willing to agree to a lower deal for a chance to play in this offense.