The Buffalo Bills made a small change to their quarterback room. We all know that Mitch Trubisky will now be competing to start in Pittsburgh, and with that, it means that the Bills now have Case Keenum as their backup.
It is notable that they seem to have pride in a competent backup with a quarterback like Allen who takes plenty of hits.
At running back, the big change is the addition of James Cook, essentially slotting into the Matt Breida roster spot. Still, expect Cook to be used much more than Breida. This is a second-round pick, and a move made after the team failed to sign J.D. McKissic. Expect him to be used in a McKissic-type role for the Bills now.
The team did make some changes at wide receiver. Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders are out with Jamison Crowder and Khalil Shakir in. Crowder for Beasley is an easy one-for-one replacement, but the team is likely going to move Gabe Davis up into the Z-role across from Stefon Diggs, then use Shakir similarly to the way they used Gabe Davis last season.
The addition of O.J. Howard at tight end makes the offense more multiple as well. Between Howard, Cook, and having a competent fourth wide receiver the Bills are showing that they want to be multiple in how they spread teams out.
On the offensive line, we all know about Ryan Bates. The Bills made sure to keep him after he stepped into guard snaps last season and he will now start. The Bills also added Rodger Saffold to replace Daryl Williams in a move that should be viewed as an upgrade. At right tackle, Spencer Brown stepped up as a rookie and made Williams expendable. They also are bringing back Mitch Morse, and Dion Dawkins.
Two underrated moves the Bills made on defense were the additions of Daquan Jones and Tim Settle to the defensive line. They both should help let Ed Oliver be freer to attack the quarterback.
Still, the big move was turning the combination of Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes into Von Miller. The depth took a hit, but they drafted depth last year, and the big-name addition was hard to pass up.
At linebacker, they drafted Terrell Bernard in hopes that he can replace A.J. Klein, and they are running back the same safety group.
Still, the interesting move on the backend is the team trading up a few spots to draft Kaiir Elam, a cornerback from Florida. They lost Levi Wallace this offseason, but Elam may be an upgrade sooner than later. With Elam across from Tre White, they may have a duo that they can trust for years to come. Of course, White has to recover from his ACL injury, first.