5 moves the Buffalo Bills should make in 2024 offseason

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2. Sign a new free safety

Unfortunately, it looks like the days of Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are finished in Buffalo.

While Poyer is expected to play out the remainder of his contract in Buffalo next season, Hyde is an unrestricted free agent who appears to be considering retirement. In that case, the Bills would be in the market for a new free safety — and preferably one that will instantly serve as the starter.

In a perfect world, the Bills are aggressive buyers in the free agent market and they sign the likes of Antoine Winfield Jr. who was a first-team all-pro in 2023. But they won't have that luxury, so a player like Jeremy Chinn has been popular in the Buffalo media.

Chinn has underperformed in Carolina, but he's an athletic player who has plenty of tread and the tools to break out on an affordable contract.

With Poyer turning 33 years old in April, the Bills could certainly draft a safety — and I wouldn't rule that out if the right player is available — but for now, it seems like missing out on one of the top wide receivers in a loaded class could backfire.

So don't be surprised if the Bills spend what little money they'll have on a new starting safety this spring.