3 Buffalo Bills players who should still be cut despite cap rise

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Siran Neal

Siran Neal was a fifth round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2018 and while he has only one career start over six years, the Bills re-signed him to a three-year contract prior to the 2022 season because of his play on special teams. He has played at least 62% of the special team snaps every season since 2019, including a career high this past year at 80%.

This upcoming season is the final year of Neal's current contract and he has a cap hit of $3.4 million but the Bills could get close to $3 million back if they were to release him. He is a key part of the special teams unit but he has not been able to make much of an impact on defense. This past season he had only two games with doube digit snaps on that side of the football.

It wouldn't be surprising if the Buffalo Bills try to bring Neal back with a new contract that would lower his cap hit for 2024. However, if a new deal can't be reached the team may have to release him for that much needed cap space.