Extremely early cut candidates for the Buffalo Bills in 2024
The Buffalo Bills signed wide receiver Deonte Harty this offseason to a two-year, $9.5 million. He was an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints who made an immediate impact as a returner and even earned a Pro Bowl nomination and first-team All-Pro selection as a rookie.
He remained the Saints primary returner for kickoffs and punts but also saw his role expand on offense to a career high in 2021 when he had 36 receptions on 59 targets for 570 receiving yards and three touchdowns with an impressive average of 15.8 yards per reception.
Shortly after the Bills signed Harty, general manager Brandon Beane talked about the role he envisions for Harty in this offense. The team is hoping he can replace Isaiah McKenzie as the four-wide receiver, or gadget player.
The way the contract is set up, the Buffalo Bills may look to release Harty after this season as it would create just under $4 million in cap space and $1.375 in dead cap. The hope is that Deonte Harty can have a season similar to what he did in 2021 in his offense with Josh Allen throwing him the football but his time in Western New York could be short-lived.