3 players identified as trade targets to bolster Buffalo Bills roster

This time of year, every analyst and media outlet has thoughts and opinions about what teams should or should not do. Tim Crean with Clutch Points recently named three players the Bills could target to upgrade their roster.
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You can never count out Brandon Beane when it comes to trades and surprise signings. He's proven that when everyone says, no it won't happen, he's making it happen. The Stefon Diggs trade is a great example of that, as is the signing of Von Miller two years ago. This weekend, the Bills will have over $10 million freed up due to the release of Tre'Davious White. What Beane decides to do with this money is anyone's guess, but Tim Crean from Clutch Points has some thoughts on three guys the Bills could target in a trade.

WR, Treylon Burks - Buffalo Bills could throw another dart at the potential of a highly drafted WR.

The Bills already brought in Chase Claypool, which to me is a similar player to Burks. Both were highly drafted. One started great, then fizzled and the other hasn't done a thing in the league yet. Burks has struggled with injuries early in his career, but like Claypool, the physical ability is there. Is he worth a dart throw, maybe, but I'm not keen on the idea of giving up anything for him? There was little to no risk in signing Claypool, but for Burks, the Bills would most likely have to give up draft assets, and that's a big "no thank you" from me.

CB, Greg Newsome II - The Bills CB depth chart isn't bad, but it could be better.

I like where the Bills cornerback room is right now. But I'm also more confident that Kaiir Elam will be better in 2024. If he's not, then the Bills might have some depth issues here. Adding another corner like Newsome isn't a bad idea, but again, is it worth giving up future draft assets for him? That's the question Beane will have to ask himself, but I can see this has a bigger need than trading for another receiver like the aforementioned Burks. One problem with trading for Newsome is the Browns already picked up his fifth-year option, which means, per Spotrac.com, the Bills would be looking at paying him over $13 million in 2025. For a player with only two interceptions in three seasons, I don't know if the cost, plus the draft assets is worth it in this case.

S, Budda Baker - Huge upgrade for the Bills if this happened.

This is by far the one that makes the most sense given the changes in the safety position for the Bills. Baker would instantly be the top safety in the room, and one of the best defensive players on the roster. However, this move would come with a significant hit to the Bills' salary cap. According to Spotrac.com, his cap hit in 2024 is over $19 million, and he will be a free agent after the season. Sure the Bills could re-structure his deal in a trade, but the initial cost has to fit under the cap before they can work a new deal. Plus, it wouldn't be a cheap trade in terms of trade compensation.


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