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Bills WR Trent Sherfield Done in Buffalo After Mack Hollins Signing?

Did free agent receiver Trent Sherfield lose his spot when the Buffalo Bills signed veteran Mack Hollins?

The Buffalo Bills added a depth receiver on Wednesday, perhaps signaling a plan to move on from free agent Trent Sherfield.

On the same day that former Bills' WR2 Gabe Davis' signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars became official, Buffalo reached an agreement with veteran role player Mack Hollins.

Changing teams for the third year in a row, the 30-year-old Hollins brings special teams experience to the Bills' receiving corps. The seasoned veteran, who was a fourth-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, seems to fit the role that Sherfield held during his lone season in Buffalo.

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The 6-1 Sherfield joined the Bills on a one-year deal last offseason, proceeding to play all 17 games while logging 392 offensive snaps and 150 snaps on special teams. Not heavily factoring into Buffalo's passing game, he did not come close to the 417 receiving yards he produced in 2022 as a Miami Dolphin. Sherfield hauled in 11 of 22 targets for 86 yards. His lone touchdown came in the Bills' division-clinching finale against the Dolphins.

In addition to 136 special teams snaps, the 6-4 Hollins made 18 catches for 241 yards in the Atlanta Falcons' offense last year. He missed four games due to an ankle injury during the season's second half.

In 2022, Hollins broke through as a regular contributor to the Las Vegas Raiders' passing offense. He set career highs in receptions (57) and receiving yards (690) with the Raiders. Prior to being targeted a career-high 94 times that year, Hollins had not drawn more than 28 targets as a receiver in any of his first four NFL seasons.

Bills' Projected WR Depth Chart
WR1 Stefon Diggs

WR2 First-Round Rookie

WR3 Khalil Shakir

WR4 Mack Hollins

WR5 Justin Shorter

WR6 KJ Hamler