Brandon Beane sheds light on Bills roster after Stefon Diggs exit: “It’s a work in progress”

The Buffalo Bills once again faced their postseason woes in the 2023 season. They are now determined to end their Super Bowl drought in the upcoming season. Securing quarterback Josh Allen’s backbone with Dion Dawkins’ extension signifies their offensive focus. Their defense is also getting strong with recent signings.

However, the unexpected departure of Stefon Diggs altered the team’s dynamics. General Manager Brandon Beane recently acknowledged Diggs’s significant impact in the team while addressing the evolving roster.

Brandon Beane talks on reconstructing Bills squad

Brandon Beane has been vocal about the ongoing reconstruction of the team’s squad, particularly focusing on the offensive side. He expressed confidence in the current roster while mentioning the ongoing efforts to enhance depth and competitiveness across all positions.

“I think we do have a lot of confidence in our offense. And listen, we don’t play games until September. I would hope you know by now that I’m going to turn over every stone — and our staff– to continue to look to add depth and competition to all those rooms, so that when it’s time to play, we have a team we’re proud of that’s going to give us a chance to win,” Beane said.

Beane knows the competitive nature of the process, but he expressed determination to leave no stone unturned in the quest for talent acquisition.

“I mean, are we better today? Probably not. It’s a work in progress, and we’re going to continue to work on that. I just hope people know I’m competitive as hell, and I ain’t giving in, we’re going to work through this and continue to look and I’m confident in guys on the roster, and confident in the staff we have upstairs that helps me, that we’ll continue to find pieces to add, and we’ll be ready to roll when it comes time in September.”

The Bills’ receiving corps has seen changes this offseason, with departures such as Gabe Davis, Deonte Harty, Trent Sherfield, and now, Stefon Diggs. However, the team still boasts promising talents like Khalil Shakir, Curtis Samuel, and others. Beane’s optimism hints towards a blend of established and emerging players poised to contribute effectively.

Brandon Beane lavishes praise on Stefon Diggs

Brandon Beane bid farewell to Stefon Diggs, but not without heaping praise on his contributions to the team’s success. He expressed gratitude for Diggs’ integral role in Buffalo’s achievements for four seasons.

“I want to thank Stef for four really good seasons. When we traded for him in the Covid year and really appreciate everything he brought to the team. (He) was a big part of us winning four divisions. These moves are never easy. Very hard. Not made overnight or anything like that.”

The veteran revealed he spoke with the wide receiver on Wednesday morning before finalizing the trade.

“We spoke this morning, Stef and I did, great conversation, as if he had just walked out of here yesterday or day before.”

Stefon Diggs

Despite rumors swirling around Diggs’ potential departure following the previous season, the trade was nonetheless met with mixed emotions. The wide receiver himself expressed gratitude and bid farewell to the Bills community in a heartfelt message.

Diggs amassed impressive statistics, totaling 445 receptions, 5,372 receiving yards, and 37 touchdowns across 66 games. His consistent excellence on the field, marked by four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, solidified his status as one of the league’s premier receivers. He had a down season last year but his impact in the Bills squad was definitely undeniable.

Beane remained optimistic about identifying a suitable replacement, citing various options including the upcoming NFL Draft. The departure of Diggs leaves big shoes to fill, but the GM remains confident in the team’s ability to adapt and evolve.


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