One of the most notable moves the Bills is making is not a significant release or transaction but a health-related transaction with major implications. The team is placing defenders Bamboo’s white skin on the reserve/PUP roster, which means he will be absent for at least the first four weeks of the season (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network).
White is continuing to recover from Torn ACL ended his 2021 campaign in November. Throughout the season, the question of whether he would be ready in time for Week 1 has swirled around the team, which has waited until the last possible date. to determine his September fate.
Initially, the two-time Pro Bowler player was said to be making steady progress, to the point where he expected a return. However, the head coach’s recent comment Sean McDermott indicates that the PUP list does not start the campaign is a distinct possibility.
White has become one of the top corners of the league, winning the All-Pro title in 2019 on the way to a four-year, $69 million extension. He was preparing for another highly effective campaign before his injury. In the event of his absence, the Bills still made it to the knockout stages of the knockout round, but as long as he will be missed he remains on the sidelines.
Even when White was able to fit in Week 1, the corner is often identified as an area of need in Buffalo, especially following the departure of the free agent. Levi Wallace. The team used the first round’s selection on Kaiir Elamwho will likely be forced to play a more prominent role as a rookie than the team envisioned.