Dawkins and Morse fall into the category of being safe because of their play and leadership. Your contracts also play a role. The rest of the group, either because they’re playing on a rookie contract or because their contract is structured a certain way, they’re going to be locked in.
Yes, even Edwards. The Bills won’t really get any salary relief by letting him go. They will just add unnecessary deadstop space.
In terms of reserve roles, Nick Broeker He’s playing on a rookie contract but is a Round 7 pick. He could end up on the practice squad. david quessenberry He had an inside track to be the swing tackle, but his inconsistent play no longer makes him insurance for that.
From both their talents as the top three pass-rushers on the Bills’ roster and their contracts, Miller, Floyd and Rousseau aren’t going anywhere.
But here we have some leeway in the rookie contract situation. Because of how deep Buffalo is at the limit, there’s a chance AJ Epenesa or Boogie Basham could be moved before the start of the season. Yes, they both have rookie deals, which means they’d be cheaper to keep, but that also makes them attractive trade pieces.
That brings us to Shaq Lawson. He re-signed with Buffalo this offseason, but he doesn’t contribute as much on special teams as the younger duo. once miller come back from the pup listchances are high someone has to leave…
Settle is secured thanks to his contract restructuring. Jordan Phillips He has just returned to the field after his shoulder injury. His future could depend on how comfortable the Bills coaching staff is with his health.
White and Johnson are cornerstones of the Bills’ secondary. At some point, the hope would have been that Kaiir Elam’s name would be in that very discussion. Instead, either Jackson or Benford will be the second corner.
Elam ended up playing well into the second half against the chicago bears in Buffalo’s preseason finale. It is more than likely that he will be part of the squad, but is there any possibility that they will change him? It’s entirely possible right now.
Siran NealDefensor’s versatility and special teams performance make him an important piece. However, there are salary cap savings if they let him go.
cam lewis he was marked as a deep safety and cornerback on the team’s depth chart. A good sign, but not a closed sign for him.
The safety position could be locked from top to bottom. following his heart attackHamlin has made an amazing recovery and has made a few plays during the preseason. He’s not perfect, but his contract helps him establish a position.