Report: Buffalo Bills Re-Sign One of Their Own Players
We're 17 days away from the 2023 NFL Draft, which means that most of the free agent signings that teams have done so far will be it until OTA's.
For the Buffalo Bills, they have been quite active in free agency, despite the lack of available cap space heading into the off-season.
The Bills did lose linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, running back Devin Singletary, quarterback Case Keenum, safety Jaquan Johnson, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and released wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie...but made quite a few additions.
They signed the likes of wide receivers Deonte Harty and Trent Sherfield, offensive lineman Connor McGovern and running back Damien Harris.
The Bills have surprised fans by re-signing some players, most notably safety Jordan Poyer on a two-year contract. They also brought back defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and on Monday, another defensive player.
The NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Bills have brought back defensive end Shaq Lawson on a one-year contract.
Lawson was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. After leaving via free agency in 2020, he was brought back to the Bills last spring on a one-year contract. He now returns with another one-year deal.
This isn't that surprising, since head coach Sean McDermott adores having depth at the defensive line position and this is a low-risk move. Maybe Lawson doesn't even make the final 53-man roster at the end of training camp, but it allows the Bills to have more flexibility in the draft and keep leadership at the position.