Buffalo Bills General Manager reveals the honest truth about team’s decision not to trade struggling first-round pick…

Buffalo Bills General Manager reveals the honest truth about team's decision not to trade struggling first-round pick...

Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane recently spoke up about the team’s decision not to trade their struggling 2022 first-round pick, Kaiir Elam.

Despite rumors that Elam might be included in a trade package, he will remain with the Bills.

In the trade that brought cornerback Rasul Douglas from the Green Bay Packers to Buffalo, the Bills sent a 2024 third-round pick and received a 2024 fifth-round pick in return.

Elam had faced some challenges, including being benched in favor of Josh Norman, who was called up from the practice squad for a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Despite reports of interest from other teams like the 49ers and Chargers offering a third-round pick for Elam, Beane emphasized that there was no consideration to trade the 22-year-old cornerback.

Beane acknowledged that Elam had been dealing with a nagging ankle injury, and he believes in Elam’s potential. He pointed out that not all players reach their full potential until their third year in the NFL. Elam is currently in the second season of his four-year, $13.69 million rookie contract.

With Douglas now in Buffalo, the team is considering placing Elam on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least four weeks. Beane mentioned that they are discussing whether to allow Elam’s ankle to heal and expressed the importance of confidence in the game, which might have taken a hit due to recent challenges.

Elam, who didn’t address the media, remains dedicated to making things work in Buffalo, emphasizing his commitment to the team and the city that drafted him. He appreciates the support he has received and is determined to keep working hard and contributing to the team’s success.

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