1. Trey Adams announces his retirement from NFL
Offensive lineman Trey Adams announced yesterday on Instagram that he was retiring from the NFL after one season. Adams came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Washington and the 24-year-old spent the 2020 season as a member of the Bills practice squad.
In college, he appeared in 47 games through five seasons with the Huskies and was named First-Team Pac-12 twice (2016, 2019). He battled through injuries during his college career, suffering a torn ACL in 2017 and a back injury in 2018. He showed resilience and came back stronger in his final year of eligibility, starting in all 12 games for Washington in 2019.
Adam's post was filled with a bunch of encouraging comments from his Bills teammates including Josh Allen, Davis Webb, Nate Becker, Dion Dawkins and Antonio Williams.
2. Beane/McDermott rank here in the top 5 of NFL.com's GM power rankings
NFL.com came out with its annual general manager power rankings and this year it's based on the totality of their job rather than just this past season. Around the NFL Editor, Gregg Rosenthal had Brandon Beane ranked at No. 12 last year and now Beane is combined with Sean McDermott and both of them rank fourth-best in the league. The three GM's above them are Jason Licht of the Buccaneers, Kevin Colbert of the Steelers and Chris Ballard of the Colts.
4) Brandon Beane/Sean McDermott, Bills
Best pick: Josh Allen | Round 1 (No. 7), 2018
… There's no gray area regarding the job the Bills' front office has done since McDermott arrived. His first draft in Buffalo (without Beane, who came aboard shortly after) included Tre'Davious White, Dion Dawkins and Matt Milano. They've all signed long-term extensions since. Beane's aggressive move to trade up for Josh Allen in 2018 will define his tenure for as long as the quarterback thrives. Buffalo had a vision for Allen, and then executed the best way to support him, even if the last two Bills drafts are shaping up as less noteworthy.
3. Bleacher Report picked this prospect as an early-round fit for the Bills
According to the mock drafts that we've been tracking, edge rusher and cornerback seem to be among the most popular positions for the Bills to address at No. 30. Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Brent Sobleski went through picked a potential early-round fit for each NFL team. For the Bills, he thought that defensive end Jayson Oweh would be a good fit and noted some of the other positions the team could address in the draft.
Needs: Edge, Cornerback, Tight end
The Buffalo Bills feature a stacked roster and general manager Brandon Beane did a wonderful job this offseason retaining multiple key free agents. With right tackle Daryl Williams, linebacker Matt Milano and cornerback Levi Wallace re-signed, the Bills will now enter the draft without a single glaring weakness. Instead, Beane and Co. can concentrate on improving rotations in the short term while addressing positions over the long haul.
Defensive end remains a particular sticking point due to the ages of Jerry Hughes, 32, and Mario Addison, 33. A.J. Epenesa brings some potential to the position but he needs a running mate. A similar argument can be made at cornerback. Wallace's return creates stability, but he's not signed beyond the 2020 campaign. Tre'Davious White could use a long-term bookend.
Potential Early-Round Fit: Penn State DE Jayson Oweh