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Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL roster cuts tracker

The Bills have begun the challenging task of cutting players ahead of Tuesday’s 53-man deadline

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The Buffalo Bills have begun the process of trimming their 2023 roster down from 90 to 53 players, less than a day removed from the team’s final preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Players waived between now and Tuesday’s 4 p.m. EDT roster deadline will be on waivers until Wednesday at noon EDT.

There were plenty of noteworthy performances during Saturday’s finale, which helped Buffalo exit exhibition season with a winning record. But will that be enough for players fighting for a chance to make the team?

Head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have put countless hours into building the roster these last few months. Now, that hard work must be condensed into a matter of days in order to meet the NFL’s roster requirements. McDermott and Beane place importance on meeting with players on an individual basis, parting on good terms and leaving the door open for a potential return.

Of note leading up to this process, Brandon Beane made a play to add embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance. Beane’s trade offer was ultimately refuted, and the Niners sent Lance to the Dallas Cowboys. Following that move, what will it mean for the team’s quarterback room — will they continue looking for replacements over entering the season with Kyle Allen and Matt Barkley behind Josh Allen? It’s possible we also see moves made to add outside talent at linebacker and offensive tackle, with injuries at both positions and depth a concern.

The Bills have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. EDT to get their 90-man roster down to 53.

(We’ll continue to update as more cuts are announced.)

Buffalo Bills roster cuts tracker

Bills roster moves made Sunday, August 27 (8 players)

  • OT Garrett McGhin (source)
  • WR Isaiah Coulter (source)
  • WR Desmond Patton
  • TE Jace Sternberger (source)
  • DT Cortez Broughton (source)
  • LB Dashaun White
  • S Jared Madden
  • DE Shane Ray (IR, injury settlement release)

Bills roster moves made Tuesday, August 29 (27 players)

*Vested veterans are not subject to the waiver wire.

Other moves made on Tuesday, August 29 (3 players)

  • Season-ending IR: QB Matt Barkley
  • Reserve/PUP: EDGE Von Miller
  • Traded: DE Boogie Basham