On Friday, the Buffalo Bills manage to acquire the receiver Jordan Matthews. The team also received a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL taken from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the cornerback Ronald Darby. The deal was confirmed by Adam Schefter from the NFL. Earlier that day, the Bills announced they will trade Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick to Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick and the cornerback E.J. Gains. The team suffered a change in his structure during offseason as head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane were fired and replaced by Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley.
The Bills are changing all their structure and the changes in rotation they made last Friday are a clear sign of that. They will look for a new vision, but it would take a lot of time. They did some draft picks which downgrade each position, but they hope this will offset the difference. The Eagles had Matthews on trade block, and they won’t extend contract. The player registered 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. He had played three seasons since the Eagles purchased him in the second-round of the 2014 draft. In 2016 campaign, he had 73 grabs for 804 yards and three scores.
On the other side, Darby enjoyed a rookie season after the Buffalo Bills took him with the 50th pick in 2015. He has 21 passes defended, two interceptions and 68 combined tackles. However, he had problems with last year production with just 12 passes defended and no picks. Darby will start in the lineup and will have to fight as the Eagles’ top corner on top of Jalen Mills and Ron Brooks. The same goes for Matthews, as he will have to defend his position against Zay Jones and Anquan Boldin.
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