Friday is typically one of the most quiet days of the NFL week. This Friday, however, is different. First, the league announced that it had suspended Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for the first six games of the upcoming season. Not even an hour later, the Buffalo Bills made announcements of their own.
According to the team’s Twitter account, the Bills have made two trades involving two of their starting players:
We’ve acquired CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 2nd round pick from the Rams for WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 6th round pick.
We’ve acquired WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 3rd round pick from the Eagles for CB Ronald Darby.
Let’s break down the two trades.