4 players on roster bubbles the Buffalo Bills should monitor before 2023 season

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Zach Ertz

The Arizona Cardinals look to be set for a full rebuild this season after releasing DeAndre Hopkins and with key players on offense returning from season-ending knee injuries that may not be ready at the start of the season. One of those players is tight end Zach Ertz, who head coach Jonathan Gannon said last month there was no timetable for his return.

The Cardinals do have some options to begin the year as they can have Ertz start on the physically unable to perform list which means they wouldn't have to release him and he wouldn't count against the 53-man roster. This seems to be the most logical route but if the Cardinals want to clear his salary off the cap, he could be released.

If that does happen, the Buffalo Bills could be an interesting landing spot as they seem to be set on running more 12 personnel this season. The team right now has Dawson Knox and Dalton Kincaid as the top two tight ends but if the goal is more two tight end sets it would make sense to add a third veteran tight end that can rotate in if needed.

The Buffalo Bills were reportedly close to adding Zach Ertz a few years ago in a trade and it seems like it would be a logical fit if Ertz can contribute this season and is released.