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12 remaining free agents the Bills could target after NFL draft

The Buffalo Bills finished out the 2022 NFL draft with eight players joining their roster. Now things will jump back to free agency.

After the draft, another wave of free agency typically hits. Sometimes it’s too hard for teams to fill out all their needs this early in the offseason, plus it’s just a numbers game. Teams, the Bills included, need to get closer the the training camp roster total of 90.

With free agency potentially starting back up for the Bills again, here are 12 players that Buffalo could target:

Jets guard Greg Van Roten (62) Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 32

Starting 10 of 17 games for the Jets last season, Van Roten could provide depth on the inside of the Bills’ offensive line. He earned a 68.1 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2021.

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) . (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Age: 29

The Bills have a new offensive line coach in Aaron Kromer, but Williams knows the offense.

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55). (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Age: 34

Pass rusher is a pretty packed spot on Buffalo’s roster. But Hughes is the longest-tenured Bills player and he has traditionally played well when he has a great player across from him on the D-line… say, someone like Von Miller.

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25)  Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 32

With Tre White still coming off a knee injury, Harris could be the type of veteran the Bills could have step up into a starting role for a bit before White is back. Then he’d turn into a valuable depth piece.

Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 27

Recently drafted James Cook mirrors Devin Singletary more than Zack Moss. Michel could be competition for Moss, but Michel might have better offers regarding playing time elsewhere.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (20) Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Age: 27

If King can stay healthy, he could be a solid fill-in for White–The two are 2017 draft brethren as well.

Cornerback Kyle Fuller #23 of the Denver Broncos. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Fuller might be a player a bit out of Buffalo’s price range. But maybe a deal can be struck between him and the Bills.

One thing connecting these two sides: the trade deadline. At last year’s, the Bills were reportedly interested. If that was true, Buffalo might make a call, at least.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (27)  Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 31

Rhodes was previously a key member of the Minnesota Vikings… when Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was as well. There’s that connection, plus Rhodes has since gotten two years under his belt in a zone defense while with the Colts.

Per Sports Illustrated, Rhodes called working in a zone “much easier.”

Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Age: 33

No connections here involving the Bills–just one of their players. Von Miller already admitted to recruiting Haden to Buffalo.

Atlanta Falcons’ Mike Davis (28) (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Age: 29

Another potential player that could battle Moss is Davis. He had a down year in 2021, but previously Davis had some successes as a tough runner.

Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (21)Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 30

Another salary cap casualty, Bouye was released by the Carolina Panthers. A zone corner, Pro Football Focus graded him a solid 66.8 mark in 2021.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Nick Mullens (9)  Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 31

Yes, Ryan Bates and Ike Boettger re-signed with the Bills. Buffalo still always love competition long their offensive line–and where they need it is where Tretter plays: In the middle.

Bates, Boettger and the recently-signed Rodger Saffold could battle for playing time at guard and Tretter could be a backup center option.

And now for the clear reason we mentioned Tretter: He’s a western New York native (Batavia).

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