The Buffalo Bills receiver corps is a mess and a talented but troubled receiver just hit the market. Should Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane consider putting in a waiver claim on former Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles receiver Dorial Green-Beckham?
That last sentence should lead us to think they won’t. He’s already been given up on by two NFL teams, each time after just a single season with the club. That’s despite a high level of talent that can’t be questioned. According to our Eagles blog, DGB’s effort was the subject of debate from time to time which doesn’t seem like an ideal fit for McDermott. While the Eagles wide receiver depth chart crowding complicated the situation, they signed those new players because they didn’t like Green-Beckham.
Buffalo’s receiver depth chart is probably their worst on the roster. The recovering Sammy Watkins is followed by rookie second round pick Zay Jones, journeyman Andre Holmes, and a host of other uninspiring names. The Bills certainly have the need to add a top of the line receiver, but that’s clearly not DGB.
Since Green-Beckham doesn’t have four accrued NFL seasons, he is subject to the NFL’s waiver policy. At this point in the calendar, it goes based on 2016 standings so Buffalo will be high on the list, but not have first choice. If he goes unclaimed, he will enter unrestricted free agency early this week.