Buffalo Bills Player Abruptly Retires from the NFL
The Buffalo Bills are still one of the odds-on favorites to make it to the Super Bowl in February, however they are nowhere near the media darlings they were last August.
The Bills still boast one of the best rosters in the NFL; both on offense and defense.
Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Dion Dawkins, Mitch Morse, Gabe Davis, James Cook and Dawson Knox on offense.
Von Miller, Tre White, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Matt Milano, Ed Oliver and Greg Rousseau on defense.
The Bills did try and bolster the depth this season, to avoid what happened a year ago with injuries. They added the likes of safety Taylor Rapp and defensive tackle Poona Ford on defense, while adding guard David Edwards and wide receiver Trent Sherfield on offense.
Another player signed was veteran offensive tackle Brandon Shell. The 31-year-old veteran signed with the Bills this year but it appears we won't be seeing him in a regular season game.
According to multiple reports, Shell plans to retire. He was not present at Bills camp on Tuesday.
The veteran has played for the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, which is where he spent the 2022 campaign.
This is not a common occurrence but does happen from time to time; players who retire during camp and the preseason.
Many Bills fans remember when wide receiver Anquan Boldin retired before suiting up for a Bills regular season game in 2017. In 2003, safety Chad Cota signed with the Bills during minicamp, only to retire a week later.
Shell has played eight seasons in the NFL and was thought to be battling for the direct backup tackle job with David Quessenberry.