Offensive guard Wyatt Teller, a fifth-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2018, has been traded to the Cleveland Browns. The Bills announced the trade on Thursday afternoon. According to the team, the Bills have acquired a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2020 sixth-round pick from Cleveland, in exchange for giving the Browns Teller and a 2021 seventh-round pick.
The Bills had already traded a 2020 seventh-round selection to the Browns last year, to acquire Corey Coleman, and a year later they consummated a trade in the other direction. Buffalo now has eight picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Teller, a second-year pro, started seven games in his rookie season. This year, he competed to be one of the last men in for Buffalo’s 53-man roster, thanks to a slew of veteran free-agent signings. The team had locked starters in Dion Dawkins, Cody Ford, Mitch Morse, and (injured) Quinton Spain, and Ty Nsekhe, Jon Feliciano, and Spencer Long were all in the mix to start or back up. That left Teller competing against Ryan Bates, Conor McDermott, and others for one or two roster spots.
This trade, a few days before roster cutdowns, likely implies that Teller was not going to make Buffalo’s roster, but it means the Bills have turned a small profit from their draft pick at the end of the day.