Buffalo Bills should consider bringing back Marquez Stevenson

Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquez Stevenson (5) runs
Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquez Stevenson (5) runs / Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

At this point of the offseason, the Buffalo Bills are trying to put the final touches on the roster as they get to the maximum roster size of 90 players. The Bills have yet to announce the undrafted free agent additions, which probably will be around the time of the rookie minicamp this weekend, but there are still some veterans available that could make sense.

One player that recently became available that could make sense is Marquez Stevenson, who was released by the Cleveland Browns. The Bills know Stevenson well as he was their sixth round draft pick in 2021 out of the University of Houston.

Stevenson would make an immediate impact with a 40+ yard reception in the Bills first preseason game of the 2021 season against the Detroit Lions. Then in the next preseason game, Stevenson would have a punt return for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears.

Unfortunately, injuries would be an issue for him as he would begin the 2021 season and 2022 season on injured reserve. He would return later in the 2021 season and get a chance to be the returner for the Buffalo Bills but struggled with ball security and be replaced towards the end of the regular season.

Marquez Stevenson could bring some much-needed speed to the wide receiver position for the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have a pretty well-established depth chart at wide receiver presently with Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis as the starters on the outside, Khalil Shakir likely the slot receiver with Deonte Harty being the gadget player, similar to the role Isaiah McKenzie has played in past years.

After these four, the Bills have fifth round rookie Justin Shorter and Trent Sherfield, who could be a replacement for Jake Kumerow as a primary special teams player and a backup at the position.

However, outside of Harty the Buffalo Bills don't have that great speed at wide receiver that forces defenses to play back and really view the deep ball as a threat. Marquez Stevenson has shown he has that type of speed and if he can stay healthy he could be a surprise addition to the 53-man roster this season.

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