Buffalo Bills: 4 backups who could become starters this season

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Germain Ifedi

For most of the summer, the offensive tackle was a concern for the Buffalo Bills with the up and down performance of the starters and the depth looking shaky. The Bills would see veteran Brandon Shell retire and then a few days later lose Tommy Doyle for the season after he suffered a knee injury during the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bills would keep Ryan Van Demark on the 53-man roster after he had really good preseason but the team would also sign veteran free agent Germain Ifedi after cutting down the roster. Ifedi was a first round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 NFL Draft and has started 83 games in his career, and last season was with the Atlanta Falcons.

He has primarily played right tackle and this is the position with the biggest question marks on the offensive line. Spencer Brown was expected to take a step forward in his third season in the NFL but was inconsistent during the preseason.

If the inconsistent play continues, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Buffalo Bills coaching staff elect to go with a more veteran player to try and stabilize that position.