The Buffalo Bills keep trimming the fat. Earlier this season, they let very bad quarterback Nathan Peterman go. But that made plenty of sense. In fact, it probably should’ve happened sooner. But on Tuesday, they made two more big roster moves — this time releasing wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes.
We’ve released WR Kelvin Benjamin and WR Andre Holmes.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 4, 2018
Benjamin was acquired from the Carolina Panthers in October of 2017 for a 2018 third-round draft pick. That’s…a bad mistake, as it turns out. The fourth-year wideout failed to live up to expectations, catching just 23 passes for 354 yards and one touchdown. While that’s just over 15 yards per receptions, that’s a very low number of receptions. He needs to get the ball more. Then again, it’s looking more and more like it’s a ‘him’ problem and not a team problem.
Holmes also had high expectations for the Bills, but only caught 12 receptions for 157 yards. He also failed to find the endzone this season.
Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, it’s unlikely anyone picks up Benjamin this season. But he will be a free agent once the season ends.
Any team claiming former #Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin off waivers would be responsible for the remaining prorated portion of his base salary, which comes out to a little under $2 million. He was playing on his fifth-year option, set to be a free agent in March.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 4, 2018
Additionally, the Bills promoted cornerback Denzel Rice and defensive end Mike Love to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jets. They’re currently coming off a tough loss against the Miami Dolphins, but are starting to play better football. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen has struggled for most of the season, but the previous two weeks have been bright spots.
Will he keep it rolling against the Jets?