Buffalo Bills Free Agent Targets (2023): OT
The Buffalo Bills OL has been one of the worst in the league for a few years now. But, it’s not like Brandon Beane hasn’t tried to fix it either. In his tenure, he’s drafted players like Cody Ford, Spencer Brown, and Tommy Doyle. He has also most recently signed Rodger Saffold and David Quessenberry. So he has tried fixing the line, but nobody has worked out.
Now, the Bills are looking at two positions of need on the OL: RT and LG. The free agent OT depth isn’t the best this year, so the Bills don’t have many options if they decide to go that route. In this article, let’s go over which RTs the Bills could target in free agency.
The former Patriots RT is hitting the free agent market once again after spending the last two seasons in Las Vegas. Eluemunor started all 17 games last season after only starting three games the year before, and was a part of an OL that produced one of the league’s best RBs in Josh Jacobs in 2022. Eluemunor would figure to be a better version of what David Quessenberry was expected to be last year, and should be able to push Spencer Brown for the starting spot. Spotrac projects his contract to be three years/$16.8M.
Fant is coming off a three year stint with the New York Jets. This past season, Fant played 518 snaps in eight games (starting six of them). Fant missed the majority of last season due to a knee injury. With the Jets, Fans played both the LT and RT positions, so he has plenty of versatility on the OL. Something Brandon Beane likes from his linemen. Fant’s projected contract is set at two years/$6.6M ($3.3M per year).
Cannon isn’t the flashiest signing, but with the Bills’ cap situation, it may be the most likely outcome. If the Bills decide to role with Spencer Brown at RT for another year, Cannon can be a very serviceable backup and fill in when needed. Cannon didn’t get much action last year, signing with the New England Patriots practice squad before being called up for five games and going on injured reserve. In those five games, Cannon saw a total of 208 snaps. Cannon will likely come very cheap considering his age (34) and the fact he hasn’t seen much game action since 2021 (in Houston).
Dion Dawkins, Spencer Brown, and Tommy Doyle are the lone Offensive Tackles currently on the Buffalo Bills roster.
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