3 cut candidates on the Bills’ roster bubble entering 2021 training camp
The Buffalo Bills enter the 2021 NFL Season with a ton of confidence from their long playoff run. They look like one of the best teams in the league right now, and many have them pegged as the team to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC. Buffalo is stacked throughout and they’re primed for yet another long playoff run this year.
The starting lineup is essentially a lock for this team on both sides of the ball. Most of the position battles in training camp will be for backup roles. Buffalo will want the best team possible and healthy competition will help the coaching staff build solid depth on this roster. As long as this team stays healthy, the Bills have a chance to beat anyone.
There likely won’t be any surprise cuts in Buffalo this year, as the roster has shaped up nicely over the years. Instead, the departures will likely be players who are in a deep group already. With that said, here are three cut candidates on the Bills’ roster bubble entering training camp.
We haven’t seen Matt Breida at his best since he was a San Francisco 49er. He struggled with the Miami Dolphins last year and signed a deal with the Bills hoping to resurrect his career. Buffalo doesn’t have an outstanding backfield, but Devin Singletary and Zach Moss could be in for more efficient production in 2021. Being able to run the ball is key, and the team is going to rely on Singletary and Moss to provide just that.
That leaves Breida as the odd man out. Buffalo is likely to keep a third running back on the roster, but it’s not a guarantee that Breida wins the job. With three other running backs fighting for a role, Breida could be seeing himself out the door sooner, rather than later.
Josh Allen appears to be a franchise quarterback after ending the 2020 season as an MVP candidate. A second consecutive year of consistency will prove Allen is truly a franchise player and the writing may already be on the wall. The front office brought Mitchell Trubisky in to become the backup quarterback, which could pay off for Trubisky in the long run. With Allen locking down the starting job and Trubisky the obvious backup, the Bills won’t need any other quarterbacks on the roster.
Davis Webb will likely be one of the first roster cuts in training camp, as it’ll be an easy decision for the coaching staff. He entered the league back in 2017 but has yet to play a single snap. He’s been a practice squad player throughout his career and that won’t be changing anytime soon.
Cameron Lewis had a chance to shine last year but it didn’t pan out like he was hoping for. He received an injury that prevented him from playing more, and the little time he did play, Lewis looked mediocre. The front office brought in three rookie cornerbacks to compete for a role and Lewis looks like the odd man out. We’ll see how it goes, but the coaching staff will want the best players on the team and it’s unclear whether or not Cameron Lewis can improve. He’ll have a chance to prove himself in training camp and the preseason, but he’ll have to show significant progress to keep his spot on the team.