With September comes football, for some guys. For others it becomes the end of a summer-long dream to make an NFL squad – either for the first time or to keep a career alive.
On September 1 all NFL rosters must be trimmed to 75, and by the 5th that number drops again to 53. Without question, this is one of the toughest weeks for coaches and players as they try to sort out role players and perhaps dig a bit deeper for a diamond in the rough.
In recent years the Bills have been plagued by injuries in key positions and a lack of talent in others. This year is no different in many respects. That having been said, one position the Bills do seem to have some deep talent in is WR. (The obvious question aside if T.O. will recover from this mole-hill turned mountain toe problem.
Evans, Reed, Owens, and Parrish are locks no doubt. Also safe from the chopping block should be youngsters Hardy and Johnson (though with Jauron at the helm one really can’t say for sure). For other relative unknowns however, like Felton Huggins, Justin Jenkins, or Shaine Smith it really is crunch time.
With only two more preseason games left before the next big trim it is time for guys like these to make their mark or risk heading home wondering what might have been.