The Green Bay Packers traded cornerback Rasul Douglas and a 2024 fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills earlier this week in exchange for a third-round pick. Douglas was skeptical when he first heard the news. In fact, he was so stunned that he hung up on general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Following Gutekunst’s call, Packers CEO Mark Murphy phoned to thank him for everything, and he formally announced his departure. According to ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg, Douglas and running back Aaron Jones grieved together after learning the news, as the corner tearfully prepared to depart Green Bay.
Douglas and his Packers colleagues, especially Jones and Jaire Alexander, were taken aback by the deal. The Packers lose one of their finest secondary players to the Bills during their 2-5 season. With Eric Stokes still on injured reserve, Green Bay will almost certainly replace Douglas with rookie cornerback Carrington Valentine.
Meanwhile, the Bills acquire a much-needed cornerback to their secondary after Tre’Davious White suffered a ruptured achilles earlier this season. The Bills have had zero interceptions and allowed more big plays since White’s injury in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Rasul Douglas will face one of the hardest passing offenses in the NFL when the Buffalo Bills take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only did the Bengals destroy the Bills in the playoffs last season, but Joe Burrow is coming off a game in which he went 28-32 for 283 yards and three touchdowns. The Bills will be equipped to stop the Bengals and other premier passing offenses with Douglas on the squad.