Buffalo Bills tied for lowest roster turnover in NFL entering 2023

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The Buffalo Bills are hoping this upcoming season will end better than the past few years. The team has seen their season end in the AFC Divisional Round in consecutive years and the focus is now on getting past that point in the playoffs and to the Super Bowl.

However, this season the Bills are going to be trying to accomplish that with almost the same roster from a year ago. In fact, according to Over the Cap, the Bills are tied for the least amount of roster turnover in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams enter the season with 75.9% of the same players from 2022.

Did the Buffalo Bills do enough to improve the roster this offseason?

While the Bills are going to have largely the same roster, they were pretty strategic in the areas they tried to improve. The focus this offseason seemed to be mostly on the offensive side of the ball as they enter the year with likely four new starters on that side of the ball.

The Bills would sign free agent Connor McGovern and he should be the starting left guard with rookie O'Cyrus Torrence, who was the second round pick by the Buffalo Bills, the expected starter on the right side.

This should help Josh Allen's protection but he also has some new playmakers around him who should play big roles like Dalton Kincaid, who was the first round pick by the Bills, James Cook, and wide receiver Deonte Harty.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bills have 10 of their 11 starters returning from last season once Von Miller returns from the PUP list. The only starter missing is Tremaine Edmunds, who signed with the Chicago Bears. This is still a pretty big hole as the coaching staff hasn't found the right answer to replace him with only two weeks to go before the regular season.

While the Bills didn't make sweeping changes, they should be improved particularly due to some of their early draft picks. However, they also have a number of players returning from injuries who missed the playoffs like Micah Hyde and DaQuan Jones. It will be interesting if these changes are enough to help the Buffalo Bills make a deep playoff run.