An NFL insider thinks a Buffalo Bills player could be on the move before the start of the 2022 season.
Mike Kaye, an NFL reporter for Pro Football Network, said on Friday that Bills running back Zack Moss is “primed to be dealt”.
Moss seems primed to be dealt with Devin Singletary and rookie James Cook forming a strong tandem this summer. Moss has had to battle for the No. 2 gig for the last three summers, and it just seems like he’s not a long-term option for Buffalo.
Moss could be of interest to the Eagles, who need a north-to-south rotational back. Moss also makes sense for a team like the Minnesota Vikings if they move Alexander Mattison, who is in the final year of his rookie deal. Moss has two years left on his contract.
Kaye’s suggestion of trading Moss to the Philadelphia Eagles would certainly make sense. The Eagles probably can’t count on the oft-injured Miles Sanders to play in all 17 games — he’s been banged up during the preseason and he’s missed nine games over the last two years.
Philly’s other top running back option is second-year running back Kenneth Gainwell, who rushed for 291 yards as a rookie in 2021.
Moss, who showed promise as a rookie in 2020, could be an upgrade over Gainwell, albeit not a massive upgrade.
If the Eagles can get Moss for cheap, then it would be a smart deal for them. Of course, that depends on how motivated Buffalo is to move Moss. With Singletary and Cook holding down the top spots on the depth chart, the Bills can afford to move Moss. However, it’s not like Buffalo is in a spot where they have to trade Moss. That means they don’t have to accept a lowball offer just to clear a roster spot.
The Minnesota Vikings are another team that Kaye mentioned as a possible trade partner.
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