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8 Bills players who could have played their last game with the team

The 2023 NFL season has concluded as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58.

Unfortunately, the same Chiefs ended the Buffalo Bills’ run to the Big Game a few weeks prior. In that outing, Buffalo lost 27-24 to Kansas City.

As it always goes at this time of the year, changes are en route. Multiple players, even featured ones, might have put on the blue and red for the final time in their careers against the Chiefs… or even some that were injured and unable to play could’ve done so even longer ago.

With that, here are eight Bills players who could have played their final game for the team:

WR Gabe Davis

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(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Davis entered the final year of his rookie contract in 2023. It was a pivotal year for him but it’s likely the Bills are looking for an upgrade. Praise his blocking all you want like the coaching staff did this year, but multiple games without a single catch is… not ideal for a starter.

QB Kyle Allen

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Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Allen only signed a one-year deal with the Bills and if we’re basing it off feeling like with Davis, it seemed like he’d just return again. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers releasing Mitch Trubisky this week throws a wrench into that. Could Buffalo turn the backup QB keys over to Trubisky again?

S Micah Hyde

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(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

A fan favorite, Hyde is slated to be a free agent, is now 33, and has had a series of neck injuries build up over the years. Safeties could potentially play well into their mid-30s, but that final factor is really going to weigh heavy… and you can’t really blame him if he steps away.

DE Leonard Floyd

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(Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Floyd inked a one-year “prove-it deal” with the Bills last offseason. He wanted to show he’s worth a big pay day which is why he said he’s not going to take a discount to remain in Buffalo in 2024 and beyond. Floyd led the Bills with 10.5 sacks and probably has a nice contract coming his way… because of cap problems, it might not coming from Buffalo.

DT Jordan Phillips

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(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Simply put, Phillips hinted at retirement at the end of the 2023 season. Injuries have added up for him, too.

WR Deonte Harty

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Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Harty was given the opportunity to become a slot weapon for the Bills offense early on last season but his snaps quickly dwindled. Plus, the emergence of Khalil Shakir in that exact spot and approximately $4 million in cap space the team saves in cutting him doesn’t help his cause.

CB Tre'Davious White

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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)3

It’s not fun to consider the Bills cutting White, but there are $6.27M in saving if they do so. Rasul Douglas settled in as a No. 1 cornerback for Buffalo after the team traded for him and White’s injuries… serious ones… are a big concern now. Most will hope he just restructures his contract with the team.

S Jordan Poyer

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Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Poyer tested the free agent market last offseason and ended up back in Buffalo. He’s still under contract but there’s two sides to this. A near $5.5M in cap savings could be temping… but losing Hyde, White and Poyer in one offseason? That’s a lot of experience to consider shipping out.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire