The Buffalo Bills released a key starter

The Bills cut Mitch Morse, their starting center.The former Pro Bowler played 77 games with 77 starts over his five seasons in Buffalo.

Ryan Bates, the Bills’ backup center, was also dealt to the Bears in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round pick.Bates played 73 games with 19 starts over his five seasons in Buffalo.

Pittsburgh Steelers, Mitch Morse

Jan 21, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse (60) against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2024 AFC divisional round game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Rather than signing a center of the future in free agency, the Bills decided to move their left guard to the center position.