The Buffalo Bills Trade a Player Before the Regular Season
The Buffalo Bills are less than two weeks away from the 2023 regular season opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. It’s a Monday Night Football broadcast.
Today, however, is roster cutdown day across the entire NFL.
For the first time ever, there’s only one cutdown day. All 32 teams have to be down to 53 players on the active roster by 4 pm EST. That means roughly 1,000 players will be released and to say its already chaotic would be an understatement.
The Bills won’t be announcing who they have released until later today but there are reports the team has already released David Quessenberry (OL), Greg Mancz (OL), Ike Boettger (OL) and Alex Austin (CB) to name a few.
The Bills have also reportedly made a trade.
According to multiple reports, the Bills have traded 2021 second round defensive end Boogie Basham to the New York Giants.
The Bills and Giants have reportedly swapped late round picks in 2025.
Basham was beat out by A.J. Epenesa, who was a second round pick in 2020. There’s an abundance of edge rushers now and Basham is one of the odd men out.
Basham can play edge and defensive tackle. However, he could never play consistently. This is a clear missed draft pick by general manager Brandon Beane — a second round pick two years ago and to essentially not get anything back for him.
The moves today might suggest Von Miller will be back and not be placed on PUP — at least back by week 2 or 3.
Perhaps the Bills have plans to add a player or two as a free agent or trade as well…