With a championship-level roster in place, Brandon Beane had fewer difficult decisions

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane was able to get a good night of sleep Tuesday after he submitted to the NFL the team’s 53-man roster.

In his first two years especially in Buffalo, Beane burned the midnight oil the night after the final cutdown because once the Bills’ list had been announced, he and his staff would spend hours and hours poring over film of players other teams had cut in case the Bills wanted to make a waiver claim.

Not this year.

“I’d say the first two times at this time of the year, we were watching tape all through the night, our scouts were paring it down,” Beane said. “Then the next morning when the coaches got back in, ‘Hey, what would be your preference? We like these guys, this is how we have them stacked, you see it the same?’

“So we were really doing that early in the morning and then decided by 11:30, 11:45, that we want to put in a claim by noon.