Many Buffalo Bills fans were hoping to have a veteran corner before the draft last week. And, after the draft, the team still doesn’t have a healthy veteran boundary corner besides Dane Jackson. The Bills currently sit with $5 million in cap space after rookie contracts, so bringing in any talent will be tough. How many holes do the Bills have now?
The Bills partially addressed their CB problem during the draft, selecting Kaiir Elam and Christian Benford. However, they could still use a veteran in the locker room in case they don’t get Tre White back for Week 1. Landing a veteran minimum corner would be ideal to get through camp and the start of the season.
Many hoped the Bills would address the Guard depth early in the draft, with Roger Saffold aging and on a one year deal, and Cody Ford/Ike Boettger (when healthy) serving as the backups. Now, the Bills can still address that position with guys like old friend Daryl Williams and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the open market. Duvernay-Tardif still has some tread left on his tires, and played well during the games he started for the New York Jets. Williams can still be a quality guard, and we could see a return if the deal is right.
The Bills added multiple DTs this year with Tim Settle, Jordan Phillips, and DaQuan Jones. However, they still need a quality starter alongside Ed Oliver. Tim Settle is still young and very raw, he’ll need time to grow and learn before he can make big contributions. With guys like Sheldon Richardson, Geno Atkins, and Eddie Goldman available, one of them might be too tempting to pass up.
With training camp starting in a few months and the second wave of FA starting up, the Buffalo Bills have time to make some last second adjustments before they head back to St. John Fisher. There’s still some quality FAs available that could come in and make an impact for the Bills right away, but the only thing stopping them right now is the lack of green paper the team has.