Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills signed defensive tackle Tim Settle as a free agent to a three-year deal. At the time, it looked like one of those under-the-radar moves that could end up being a great value. In Settle's first four seasons with Washington, he was very efficient with his snaps but didn't get as much playing time being behind players like Jonathan Allen.
By signing with Buffalo, the expectation was that Settle would get more playing time and could take that next step in his career. He has certainly seen a bump in playing time, with 38% of the defensive snaps since joining Buffalo, compared to a season high of 38% with Washington, but hasn't been nearly as productive.
Settle has played in 24 games with the Buffalo Bills (589 snaps) but has only four tackles for a loss, one sack and two QB hits compared to 12 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and 12 QB hits in 63 games (1,005 snaps) with Washington.
Tim Settle is set to be a free agent after this season and unless he takes a discount or a one-year prove-it deal with Buffalo, he likely will be playing with another team in 2024.