Bills’ 53-man roster projection: pre-training camp edition

With the Buffalo Bills’ rookies already in the building and vets soon to be joining them, training camp is right around the corner. 91 players will enter camp and play in the three preseason games, but only 53 will make the final roster, with an additional 16 on the practice squad. In years past, this exercise had a very different feeling to it. A weak roster with heavy turnover meant more opportunities for players near the bottom, and there would be numerous starter and key backup positions waiting to be decided by camp battles. Fans will “fondly” remember the heated competition between Brandon Reilly, Rod Streater, and Malachi Dupree for a spot in the WR room, or Russell Bodine and Ryan Groy’s heated battle for the starting center role. In short, the question was “do we have 53 NFL caliber players?” This year, as well as last year, the question is “which NFL caliber players will get cut?” Over the past four offseasons, general manager Brandon Beane has overhauled the roster through the draft, free agency, and trades, lifting the Bills out of the purgatory of NFL mediocrity and into the upper echelon of teams. Over the past two seasons, … Continue reading Bills’ 53-man roster projection: pre-training camp edition