5 Buffalo Bills most likely to be inactive on game day in 2023

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Kaiir Elam

The final player who probably will be inactive most weeks is one that might be a surprise and certainly would be disappointing, with former first round pick Kaiir Elam. The Bills drafted the former Florida Gators cornerback in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft but he wasn't able to secure a consistent starting job as a rookie.

This summer, Elam had a chance to once again secure the starting job but would be competing with Dane Jackson and Christian Benford. He not only wouldn't be able to get the starting job, but there is a strong case to be made that Jackson and Benford are well ahead of him on the depth chart.

The Bills kept seven cornerbacks on the 53-man roster and four are locks to be active on game day (Tre'Davious White, Taron Johnson, Dane Jackson, and Christian Benford). I also believe Siran Neal is going to be active most weeks because he is a key part of the special teams unit and that is where he makes most of his impact.

That leaves the final spot to be between Elam and Cam Lewis. The reason that Cam Lewis is probably going to be active over Kaiir Elam is that Lewis not only contributes on special teams but also should be the primary backup to Taron Johnson at the nickel position.

This is a case of Cam Lewis fills the role better than Kaiir Elam and can contribute more on game day. It will be interesting to see what the Buffalo Bills do with this spot because Kaiir Elam needs snaps but does it give them the best game day roster?