The Buffalo Bills on Saturday reportedly agreed on a four-year deal extension with defensive tackle Ed Oliver. The former first round pick was set to be a free agent after this season but is now under contract through the 2027 season.
The Bills have extended a number of players this offseason with a new deal for linebacker Matt Milano and then recently signing Tyler Bass, who also was entering the final year of his rookie contract, to a four-year extension.
General manager Brandon Beane may not be done quite yet in terms of contract extensions this offseason and these are four players that are entering the final year of their contracts that could receive new deals before the 2023 season.
Buffalo Bills: 4 contract extensions to work on after Ed Oliver's deal
The first player is one that I believe to be unlikely but I also thought an extension for Ed Oliver was not likely to happen. Gabe Davis, who was a fourth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was a part-time player his first two years before stepping in as the starter opposite Stefon Diggs this past season.
This past season wasn't as productive as many expected and it wasn't due to a lack of opportunity. He would finish the season with 93 targets but have a catch rate of only 51.6% as well as nine drops.
The reason that I think a deal for Gabe Davis is unlikely is that the Buffalo Bills have seemingly been looking for a potential replacement since the middle of last season. The Bills have been a potential landing spot for Odell Beckham Jr., who recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens. They also have been closely linked to DeAndre Hopkins, who is still a free agent and the Bills may still sign.
While the Bills haven't signed a replacement for Davis, the fact that they have been rumored to a number of veterans could be a sign they are unlikely to commit a long-term deal to him before this season.