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Q&A: Bills’ biggest offseason needs, Ed Oliver bust watch

What are the biggest needs for the Bills this offseason?

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

This week, we prioritize the Buffalo Bills’ biggest needs this offseason, discuss the salary cap going forward, and someone wonders if Ed Oliver is on bust watch.

Here’s my quick list of priorities:

1. Offensive line

This is Cody Ford dependent. If the Bills like Ford as OT, their top priority is OG. Conversely if they like him at OG, OT heads to the top of the list.

2. Pass Rush

Did y’all see the AFC Championship Game, where the Bills got no pass rush against the Kansas City Chiefs? Then did you see the same Chiefs OL get manhandled in the Super Bowl?

3. Cornerback

They don’t have a guy who can start opposite Tre’Davious White right now. Levi Wallace and Josh Norman are free agents.

4. Offensive guard

Quinton Spain, Brian Winters, Ike Boettger, and Jon Feliciano. Four of the five guys that started games at OG for the Bills are not under contract for the 2021 season.

5. Linebacker

If they had to, A.J. Klein and Tyrel Dodson could get the job done. It wouldn’t be pretty, but it’s not their biggest need.

Oh yeah, they don’t have a backup QB, they need another cornerback because two isn’t enough, more pass rush talent, more offensive line talent, Tyler Kroft is a free agent and Lee Smith is considering retirement so they have a tight end problem, their kick returner is a free agent in Andre Roberts and so is Isaiah McKenzie, and they definitely need another defensive tackle. Needs list is pretty long for an AFC Championship squad.

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