The Buffalo Bills have been expected to be one of the NFL's top teams in recent seasons and that should be no different in 2022. Although they didn't get the job done last year, the Bills have undergone several offseason changes with their eyes set on a potential Super Bowl run.
If the Bills are to be among the best this fall, they need to get rid of any players that could be holding them back. With only 53 roster spots available, players are bound to have their dreams crushed before the season even begins if it means taking one step closer to the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Here are three Bills players that won't be on the roster to start the 2022 NFL season.
Bills Roster Rumors
1. Zack Moss, RB
Though Zack Moss is only 24 years old, but he's left a lot to be desired in his young NFL career. He's yet to crack the 500-yard mark in either of his first two seasons and rushed for an abysmal 3.6 yards per carry in 2021. While he had the inside track to be the Bills' No. 2 running back last year, Buffalo has since added Duke Johnson via free agency and spent a second-round pick on former Georgia Bulldog James Cook. Moss just isn't talented enough to stick with no matter what and if either Johnson or Cook can add an extra dimension behind Devin Singletary, the former Utah Ute could be looking elsewhere for a job.
2. Matt Haack, P
After spending four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, punter Matt Haack joined the Bills in 2021. His first year in Buffalo didn't go as planned, ending with the Bills averaging only 42.1 yards per punt — second-worst in the NFL. The writing on the wall for Haack became clear when the organization used a fourth-round pick on Matt "Punt God" Araiza, who shattered numerous NCAAF records last fall. Considering how Araiza is already impressing the coaching staff and has a higher upside, there's no good reason for Haack to occupy a roster spot.
3. Baylon Spector, LB
The Bills drafted linebacker Baylon Spector in the seventh round this past April, but that doesn't mean he's safe from a roster cut. The truth is that the Bills have a lot of linebacker depth and can't afford to keep everyone. Spector could become an NFLer one day, but last collegiate season saw both his tackles for loss (3.5) and sack (2.5) totals go down compared to 2020 (10.5 and 4.5, respectively) despite playing just one fewer game. With Spector not having the highest of upsides, it's more likely that he ends up on the practice squad or cut outright rather than being on the 53-man roster to start the 2022 season.
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