It's a shame these 5 Buffalo Bills players are missing from the Wall of Fame

The Bills Wall of Fame contains 31 names, but it's been seven years since anyone was added to the Bills Wall of Fame. Who's missing?
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We just published a recent article showcasing the 31 names on the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame. One thing I noticed is a significant gap in players added between those who played during the Super Bowl years and those after. Bills former announcer Van Miller last called games for the Bills in 2003, and the latest a player on the Wall played was Phil Hansen, who last played for Buffalo in 2001. There is a gap of players that played from 2002 to current that's missing from the Wall.

There are a few others though in the early days of the Bills and throughout that should be inducted too. We'll list those here but we also have a few more recent players too. There are only a couple of requirements to be eligible, must be retired from the league, and have played a minimum of three seasons with the Bills. The one exception was guard Bob Kalsu, who played only nine games in a Bills uniform, but deployed to Vietnam and was killed in action.

Which current Bills players could be Wall of Fame candidates after they hang up the cleats?

No one is going to debate that Josh Allen will be a strong candidate after he finishes his career, and he is the most obvious choice. But who else should be in consideration? How about Micah Hyde? He's been instrumental in helping turn the Bills franchise around and ending the Bills playoff drought. Another that could be considered, is Stefon Diggs. There could be others, like Matt Milano or Ed Oliver, each of whom still have (hopefully) several years left in their careers. One question that needs to be asked though, will the new stadium include the Wall of Fame? If not, what will the team do with the players already on the Wall of Fame? Maybe they should create a Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame. With that, here are five players that need to be added.

Stew Barber, OL (1961 - 1969)

Stew Barber began his career in 1961 as a fourth-round pick (25th overall) of the Buffalo Bills. He was also selected in the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (30th overall). His first year in 1961, he was a linebacker, and recorded three interceptions, but was moved to the offensive line the following year where he remained for the rest of his career. He was voted to two first-team All-Pros, one second-team All-Pro, and five Pro Bowls. Along with fellow linemen Al Bemiller and Billy Shaw, they formed one of the AFL's best offensive lines.