Moving into the second part of the offensive breakdown. In the first breakdown we covered the front office, and the personnel changes that occurred there as well as the Quarterbacks and Running backs.
FB – Frank Summers is the only FB listed on the roster. Summers entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick via the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. He was placed on Injured Reserve during the 2009 season and spent the next season on the team’s Practice Squad. He spent a portion of the 2011 season on the Practice Squad of the San Diego Chargers as well. The 5-9, 248-pound UNLV product totaled 1,668 rushing yards on 385 carries and 14 touchdowns while adding 36 catches for 402 yards and six touchdowns in two years after transferring from Laney Junior College in Oakland, Ca.
TE – Dorin Dickerson played at FB last year for a bit when injuries occurred. The Bills have him listed as a WR but look for him to play more of an H-Back style. Scott Chandler is coming off of surgery for his ACL, Chandler is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Chandler tied Pete Metzelaars and Jay Riemersma with 6 TDs in a season for a TE last year. Also in the mix at TE is Mike Caussin, Chris Gragg, Mickey Shuler and Lee Smith
WR – Stevie Johnson is back this year and is ready to play. The big news at the WR position is the two rookies that the Buffalo Bills drafted this year; Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. Both of these guys will add speed to the mix and allow Johnson to make some plays. Another notable at WR is Da’Rick Rogers. If he can keep his nose clean, look for good things out of Rogers. Any of these three rookies could add excitement and explosion to the return game as well.
OL – With the loss of Andy Levitre, the Bills are once again in a spot with the OL. Anchoring the line is Center Eric Wood. Wood has been with the Bills for 5 years and has been solid every year. Next to Wood, the Bills brought in Doug Legursky to help fill the guard vacancy that Levitre left. Kraig Urbik is the other G listed on their roster who is slated to start in the coming year. The Bills have a total of 13 OL listed on the roster. Most of them are versatile players and can play multiple positions. This seems to fit the Bills OL philosophy due to the multiple injuries they seem to encounter every year. Other notables are Chris Hairston, Eric Pears, Cordy Glenn, Ryan Turnley, and Colin Brown.
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