The Buffalo Bills rebounded from a rough 2018 to reach the playoffs for the second time in three years. Who could the team seek in terms of veteran talent?
It was a team that came a long way in a relatively short time period. Truth be told, the Buffalo Bills were actually in the playoffs for the second time in three years. But Sean McDermott’s 10-6 club was coming off a six-win showing in 2018 and proved to be a much better club than its 2017 predecessor that finished 9-7.
Still, a double-digit win season was something the franchise had not experienced since 1999. However, a closer look at McDermott’s team down the stretch shows that the club dropped three of its last four regular-season contests. Buffalo owned a 16-0 second-half lead over the Houston Texans in the Wild Card game before falling in overtime, 22-19.
The Bills already made some news in 2020 as the club agreed to a deal with veteran cornerback Josh Norman. He played for McDermott with the Carolina Panthers and both were part of the Super Bowl 50 team in 2015. He was recently released by the Washington Redskins and is now headed to Orchard Park via a one-year contract.
A year ago, general manager Brandon Beane focused on the offensive line in both free agency and the draft and the club shored up a major weakness. This offseason, don’t be shocked if the Bills — with ample cap room (via Spotrac) — turn their attention to the trenches when it comes to the other side of the football. Hence the onus on the defensive line in the following selections.
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