Buffalo Bills Rumors: Andy Isabella reportedly set to have tryout with Bills

Aug 21, 2022; Glendale, Ariz., United States;  Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella (17)
Aug 21, 2022; Glendale, Ariz., United States; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella (17) / Michael Chow/The Republic / USA TODAY

The Buffalo Bills just kicked off training camp this week and have already made a few roster moves earlier in the week. After the news that Nyheim Hines would miss the season due to a knee injury suffered during a jet ski accident, the Bills signed running back Darrynton Evans and tight end Jace Sternberger.

However, the team may not be done quite yet adding to the roster and reportedly is bringing in a former second round draft pick to work out for the team on Friday. According to Ryan Talbot, he confirmed the initial report by Brad Stainbrook that former Cardinals' wide receiver Andy Isabella will be working out for the Bills.

Isabella was a second round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals and over five seasons has appeared in 41 career games with 39 as a member of the Cardinals and two with the Baltimore Ravens. He hasn't had much of a role in the offense with either team and has only 33 career receptions, 447 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

What might Andy Isabella's role be with the Buffalo Bills in 2023?

The potential addition of Andy Isabella is interesting and could be connected to the fact that Nyheim Hines is going to miss the season. The reason the Bills may sign Isabella is to reduce the workload for Deonte Harty on offense. He now could be a bigger factor on special teams and replace Hines on kickoffs.

This season, Harty was expected to be that gadget wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills which Andy Isabella certainly could play as he has some incredible speed and elusiveness. If this is the thought process, it raises the question of where the roster spot might come for Andy Isabella to make the 53-man roster.

The Buffalo Bills are going to have to make some tough decisions at the wide receiver position and the roster as a whole. It is hard to imagine that they want to keep seven wide receivers but this might be the direction they ultimately take.