Gabe Davis isn't the only wide receiver who probably won't be back next year as Deonte Harty hasn't made the impact the Buffalo Bills believed he could in this offense. The Bills signed him to a two-year deal worth $9.5 million and the expectation was he would be replacing Isaiah McKenzie in this offense.
However, he has been sparingly utilized in this offense and through nine games has only 13 receptions for 113 receiving yards and one touchdown. The signing hasn't been a complete loss as Harty has been effective as a punt returner with an average of nine yards per punt return this season.
The challenge for the Buffalo Bills is they are going to need as much cap space as possible to address this roster. Next season, Harty is expected to have a cap hit of $5.37 million but if the Bills were to release him it would create nearly $4 million in cap space with a dead cap value of $1.375 million.
Unless the Buffalo Bills find a way to restructure the contract, Deonte Harty's time in Buffalo may only last one season.