Buffalo Bills Sign a New Wide Receiver; Sneaky Good Move
The Buffalo Bills are tweaking their roster for the 2023 season.
The Bills have lost multiple free agents, including linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (Chicago Bears) and quarterback Case Keenum (Houston Texans).
General manager Brandon Beane has made additions, however, such as wide receiver Deonte Harty, offensive lineman Connor McGovern, and quarterback Kyle Allen.
On Monday, March 20th, the Bills made another move to bolster the offense and it's one of the more sneaky-good moves made by a team during free agency.
The Bills announced they have signed former Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Trent Sherfield.
Sherfield had his best season in the NFL in 2022, catching 30 passes for over 400 yards with the Dolphins west coast system under Mike McDaniel.
Sherfield can fly too -- running a 4.45 40-yard-dash at the combine back in 2018. He might be a more complete wide receiver than Harty, who the Bills gave a three-year contract to last week when free agency opened. Sherfield's deal is a one-year contract.
It also helps that he's coming from Miami, so perhaps the Bills can get a little intel on the offense there with McDaniel. That should not be why you sign a player but it certainly doesn't hurt.
This means the Bills wide receiver depth chart currently looks like this:
- Stefon Diggs
- Gabe Davis
- Khalil Shakir
- Deonte Harty
- Trent Sherfield
- KeeSean Johnson
- Dezom Patmon
While adding Harty and Sherfield are good, solid moves -- neither should steer the Bills away from taking a wide receiver at 27 or 59 in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Bills desperately need a young, stud receiver who they can lean on in the number two or even number one role for years to come. That plan has to be put in place for Josh Allen and this offense.