Bills To Release T David Quessenberry, G Ike Boettger

The Bills look to be making a change at their swing tackle spot. They are releasing David Quessenberry, Ian Rapoport of reports.

This marks more change for Buffalo’s second-string tackle situation. Brandon Shell slid to the reserve/retired list during training camp, while Tommy Doyle suffered a season-ending injury. Quessenberry, who held the Bills’ swing job last season, will now be bumped off the roster.

Buffalo may well be prepared to give its swing job to Ryan Van Demark, a rookie UDFA. Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown remain in place as the team’s starters. While the Bills are fairly deep at guard, rostering David Edwards and Ryan Bates behind likely starters Connor McGovern and O’Cyrus Torrence, the defending AFC East champs may look around to upgrade at tackle.

Regarding that interior depth, the Bills are also cutting veteran guard Ike Boettger, per the Buffalo News’ Jay Skurski. Although Boettger re-signed with the team this offseason, the Bills’ investments in Torrence, Edwards and new left guard starter Connor McGovern made him a cut candidate.

Boettger, 28, rehabbed a severe injury last season, coming off the Bills’ PUP list late in the year. Boettger had started 17 games for Buffalo between the 2020 and ’21 seasons, and while it is possible the Bills circle back to him after making PUP- or IR-related moves, he is no longer with the team.

Quessenberry, 32, worked as the Titans’ primary right tackle starter in 2021, helping the team compensate for some issues staffing the position post-Jack Conklin. The Bills picked up the veteran blocker in 2022, and he made three starts for the team. Considering teams’ interest in acquiring O-line depth, Quessenberry figures to generate interest on the open market.

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