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3 Bills Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualty Cuts This Offseason

Larry Rupp
Veteran players on the Bills that could be cap casualty cuts, including John Brown.
Veteran players on the Bills that could be cap casualty cuts, including John Brown. / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills are one of the most exciting young teams in the NFL and reached the the AFC Championship game last season before being defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs. They head into the offseason with a number of roster decisions to make that are crucial for the franchise's future.

One way to address the cap space situation for the Bills is looking at the contracts of veteran players on the team and if it makes sense to keep them on the team. With that in mind, here are three Bills veterans that could be cap casualty cuts this NFL offseason.

1. John Brown, Wide Receiver

John Brown
Taking John Brown's cap hit next season might not be worth it for the Bills. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

John Browns is a popular name amongst Bills fans as he has had a number of great plays during his time spent in Buffalo. However, the Bills could save $8.15 million in cap space next season by letting the veteran wide receiver go. With the addition of Stefon Diggs and the emergence of Gabriel Davis, it looks like Buffalo has the depth to say goodbye to Brown and not worry about their receiving core. Plus, in the five games Brown missed last season due to an ankle injury, the Bills averaged 34 points per game. It seems like Brown's time in Buffalo is all but coming to an end.

2. Mario Addison, Defensive End

Mario Addison
The Bills could turn to cutting Mario Addison to save money. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Another veteran player that could become a cap casualty cut in the offseason is Bills defensive end Mario Addison. Letting the 34-year-old NFL player go would save Buffalo $6.25 million in cap space and that number jumps even higher if they wait until June 1st to do so. Addison has been a solid player for the team and racked up 4.0 sacks last season, but the Bills could use that money saved to address other holes on the roster. Addison is much closer to the end of his career than the start of it so the Bills may cut him and hope someone else can step up to take his place.

3. Tyler Matakevich, Linebacker

Tyler Matakevich
Tyler Matakevich seems like a likely option to get cut in the offseason. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Tyler Matakevich seems like a likely option for the Bills to cut as he is a linebacker that mostly plays on special teams. He played in 71.4% of the team's specials teams snaps last season, but just 6.7% of the defensive snaps and finished with just 23 total tackles on the season. He comes with a cap hit of $3.35 million next season and the Bills could look towards a more versatile linebacker to take his spot. At this point, paying that much money to a player that really only plays on special teams simply is not worth it.

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