Bills Defender Lands Hefty PED Suspension for 2022 Season

Max Staley
Buffalo Bills defender lands a hefty PED suspension for the 2022 season.
Buffalo Bills defender lands a hefty PED suspension for the 2022 season. / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have spent the offseason reloading their roster, adding talents like James Cook, Kaiir Elam and Von Miller. But their special teams depth has taken a hit, as fifth-year pro Andre Smith will miss the first six games of the season due to a PED suspension.

Andre Smith PED Suspension

Smith hasn't exactly been a key cog in Buffalo's defense, but he's a solid rotational piece. In two seasons with the Bills, he has 19 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and a forced fumble. The 25-year-old is primarily a special teams player, seeing at least 62% of the special teams snaps in his two seasons with the Bills.

He didn't play a single defensive snap in 2021 and only saw 47 snaps on defense in 2020.

Smith will be a free agent after this season, and Buffalo may elect to cut him rather than carry him until he returns. He'd only carry a dead cap hit of $125,000 this season.

Hopefully, can Smith can get back on track once he's back on the field.

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