The Buffalo Bills seemed poised to make a move at the trade deadline. General manager Brandon Beane has been aggressive in the past before the deadline and this year was no different as they agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Rasul Douglas.
The trade would end up resulting in the Bills sending the Packers a 2024 3rd round pick while receiving Douglas and a 2024 5th round pick in return.
These are five takeaways from that move by the Buffalo Bills as well as some notable moves that didn't happen.
Buffalo Bills were focused on the cornerback position
The Buffalo Bills lost Tre'Davious White in Week 4 due to an Achilles injury for the rest of the 2023 season. Since that game, the Bills also saw Dane Jackson and Christian Benford each miss at least one game.
The Bills would bring in free agent Josh Norman to help solidify the depth but they were clearly focused on this one position during the NFL trade deadline. According to Jordan Schultz, Douglas was not the only cornerback they were pursuing and reportedly made an aggressive attempt to trade for Bears' cornerback Jaylon Johnson.
It makes sense that the Buffalo Bills would focus on this position as they have games coming up on the schedule against some good passing offenses like the Eagles, Chiefs, Cowboys, and Chargers. The hope would be that he would be ready for Sunday's game against the Bengals but it might be wishful thinking at this point.