Bills earn top mark in AFC East for offseason work so far

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Bleacher Report kept the big picture in mind when it comes to the Buffalo Bills recently.

The outlet handed out grades for NFL teams in regard to the work they’ve done so far in the offseason. Typically we see the big spenders land the best grades in such exercises. The Bills were not that team.

Still, B/R handed Buffalo a top mark. It’s an A-minus overall.

Here’s the grade’s breakdown:

The Buffalo Bills won 13 games and made it to the AFC Championship Game last year. As such, they don’t have a lot of holes, so the priority in the offseason was ensuring that more didn’t appear on the roster.

In that respect, the Bills had a successful offseason.

They lost veteran receiver John Brown, but replacing him with Emmanuel Sanders was at least a lateral move. Linebacker Matt Milano, offensive tackle Daryl Williams and cornerback Levi Wallace were arguably Buffalo’s biggest in-house free agents. All three will be back in 2021.

If the Bills can pull off a successful draft (as Brandon Beane has done in recent years), they will have to be viewed as the biggest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.

Aside from Brown, the other significant loss the Bills suffered was Andre Roberts. He’s an All-Pro returner, but again in terms of replacements, Buffalo found a solid piece. And once more, it was retaining a player that did the trick: Isaiah McKenzie was re-signed.

In terms of the AFC East, Buffalo actually landed the best grade of the bunch. Despite their spending spree, the Patriots were handed a B-plus, while the Dolphins and Jets clocked in with marks of B-minus and C-plus, respectively.

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