3 reasons to love the Buffalo Bills' signing of Mike Edwards

The Buffalo Bills are in the market for safeties this off-season for the first time in seven years, here's why you should love their newest addition.

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For the first time in seven years, the Buffalo Bills entered the off-season with a hole at safety. Not only did they have a hole, they lost two All-Pro’s and the best safety tandem in the league over those same years. Jordan Poyer was released due to cap reasons, and Micah Hyde is a free agent, and likely heading to retirement. For sentimental reasons, Buffalo Bills fans are torn between the release of “All-Pro Po” and not bringing Micah Hyde back. The duo has been the backbone of one of the NFL’s best defenses since 2017 and were building blocks at the turn of the page from the dark era in Buffalo football.

They were a huge reason for the changed culture of the team and not only became fan favorites but were big contributors to the community. Strapped against the cap this off-season, general manager Brandon Beane got to work, clearing money. He re-signed Taylor Rapp, the team's third safety last year, who played well. Last off-season it was assumed Rapp would be coming in, and be a potential long-term solution to replace Hyde and Poyer. With the contract they gave him, it seems safe to say he’ll be the starting strong safety. On Wednesday, the Bills signed former Chiefs safety, Mike Edwards, to a one-year deal. It appears, for now, that the Bills have their starting safeties in place, but there’s still a long way to go in the off-season.

Here are three reasons to love the Mike Edwards signing