The news coming out of the Buffalo Bills camp for most of the week during the NFL’s free agent season has been more about re-structuring contracts than signing new players. The team hasn’t cut anyone of note either.
There is no question the stars they have understand that their window to reach a Super Bowl is finite, though their odds of reaching Super Bowl 58 are pretty good at Ontario betting sites. QB Josh Allen, DE Von Miller, and WR Stefon Diggs all had their contracts re-worked, the team announced, freeing up around $37 million in cap space.
Buffalo Bills Offseason Moves
The Bills have signed versatile guard Connor McGovern to a reported three-year $23 million deal. That’s important because one objective this offseason was to acquire people who could give Allen more pocket time.
And on Wednesday came the news that Buffalo re-signed safety Jordan Poyer, who led the Bills in interceptions last season with four. Along with Micah Hyde, Poyer gives the Bills a significant punch at safety. Also Wednesday, the Bills announced they had signed electric receiver Deonte Harty (two years), who definitely brings more speed.
The Bills also re-signed punter Sam Martin (three years), special teams/LB Tyler Matakevich (one year), CB Cam Lewis (one year) and linebacker Tyrel Dodson (one year).
Tremaine Edmunds Leaves Buffalo
But the bigger news so far – and one that should not fly under the radar for those using Ontario sports betting apps – has been on who they lost: Pro Bowl LB Tremaine Edmunds, whom the Bears signed to a massive four-year, $72 million deal. That’s a gaping hole the Bills now have to fill for a defense that allowed just 17.9 points per game last season (second in the league) and 319 total yards per game (sixth).
Free agent inside linebackers Zach Cunningham, Devin Bush, Anthony Walker Jr. and Lavonte David are a few solid replacement candidates still out there.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has been with the Browns, Panthers and Rams in the past 12 months, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. But that news isn’t going to move any lines.
Notable Super Bowl Odds Shifts
In terms of Super Bowl odds, the notable changes over the past few days, according to BetRivers Ontario Sportsbook: Miami Dolphins +3500 to +2500, L.A. Rams +3500 to +4000, New York Giants +4500 to +4000, Las Vegas Raiders +6600 to +5000, Carolina Panthers +6600 to +6000, New England Patriots +6600 to +7000, Bears +7000 to +5000, and the Atlanta Falcons +8000 to +7500.
At Proline, the biggest swings in Super Bowl odds have been in the AFC East – especially the Dolphins going from +4000 to +2800 and the New York Jets going from +3300 to +1400 as the Aaron Rodgers rumours pick up. Rodgers told former NFL player Pat McAfee on Wednesday that he intends to play in 2023 and wants to play for the Jets.
The Super Bowl champ Kansa City Chiefs have been seeing the most betting action overall at 29% with Proline customers, followed by the team they beat for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles, at 23%.
The Bills? No change at BetRivers, +800, tied with the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs are still at +600.
It’s a bit different at BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario, with the Chiefs listed at +550, the Bills alone as the second favorite at +850, then the Bengals, Eagles and 49ers all at +900.
We’ll see what else happens now that they have some cap room to impact those odds.
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Tom Mungham Stepping Aside
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario CEO and Registrar Tom Mungham has announced he is retiring this fall.
Mungham has spent 33 years in public service and helped developed the framework for the regulated Ontario online casinos market, which is coming up on its one-year anniversary (April 4).
Mungham joined the AGCO in 2006.