Grades for every Buffalo Bills move from first week of 2023 free agency

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Tyler Matakevich signs a one-year deal

Another player who is a key part of special teams but doesn’t have much of an impact on the defensive side of the ball is Tyler Matakevich. He joined the Bills in 2020 as a free agent and has played 75% or more of the special teams snaps in each of the past three seasons while also being a special teams captain in the past two years.

The Bills being able to bring back key parts of special teams is something that usually goes under the radar but can have a big impact on how the season goes. The return of Tyler Matakevich was another big win this offseason for Buffalo.

Grade: A-

Tyrel Dodson signs a one-year deal to return to the Buffalo Bills

Tyrel Dodson joined the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but didn’t play in a regular season game until 2020. Over the past three seasons he has been a key backup to Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano.

However, his role this season could look very different as the Bills expect to go into offseason workouts and training camps with an open competition to replace Edmunds. At this point, Dodson should look like the favorite with his experience in this defense. If Dodson does win the job and plays well, this move has the potential to be one of the biggest bargains of free agency for the Bills.

Grade: B