June 22, 2024

ESPN SAD NEWS: Buffalo bills Sean McDermott is shocked.Mike Edwards terminated his contracts today and…

With a clear need at safety going into free agency, the Buffalo Bills resorted to the veteran market and signed Mike Edwards, who looks to be one of their starters in 2024.

Buffalo has been one of the few teams in the NFL to have stability in their defensive backfield in recent years. Not many teams have. One of the top safety tandems in the NFL, Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde arrived in Buffalo in 2017 and have since solidified Buffalo’s defense.

That time is over: Jordan Poyer, who has since joined with the Miami Dolphins, was released by the Bills in order to save cap space, while Micah Hyde was not re-signed in free agency.

It will be difficult for the Bills to move beyond those two. When they were on the field, their relationship anchoring Sean McDermott’s split safety defense gave the unit a lot of stability. Mike Edwards and Taylor Rapp will now have to assume control.

Edwards, who has experience as a slot corner, box defender, and free safety, will blend in well with the McDermott defense. Though his primary role is to anchor the roaming free-safety position, he possesses positional flexibility to move throughout the defensive alignment.

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