The NFL was busy on Friday, with several moves and headlines being made a day after the first full slate of preseason games were played. To start things off, last years top rusher Ezekiel Elliot was suspended on six games after long suspicion of committing domestic violence. Many in the NFL community (mostly Cowboys fans and associates admittedly) are criticizing the suspension as another sin committed by Roger Goodell since Elliot has not been charged or convicted of any crime.
Next, the Bills made its first of two moves, trading star wide receiver Sammy Watkins along with a 2018 sixth round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second round pick. Watkins obviously has a great deal of talent with the Bills trading up to get him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but his NFL career has been lingered with injuries so far and the Bills are clearly going in a new direction under new management.
The Bills followed up the move by trading top cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third round pick. The move makes the Bills receiving core less vulnerable and adds another high draft pick for next year, with the Bills clearly going towards a rebuild; understandable since they compete in the same division as the God-sent New England Patriots. I have a feeling Bills Mafia is going to be even more degenerate with the Bills being seemingly not being able to compete this year.