Undrafted rookie wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was released from the team on Monday along with 4 other players as Buffalo makes cuts towards the 53 man roster. Not making the grade were Rogers, DB Dominique Ellis, CB Jumal Rolle, WR DeMarco Sampson, and C Ryan Turnley.
It was hard not to see this coming as Rodgers has had a rough time in camp and has been called out by head coach Doug Marrone for not playing consistent enough. Da’Rick also did not play a single snap in Saturday’s loss to the Redskins and I had the feeling he was on his way out the door. The Bills are stacked at receiving talent this year with 11 wide outs on the roster before Monday’s cuts, and there is just not a spot on this team if you are not prepared to bring your A-game every time you step onto the field.
I think the Bills are going to ultimately keep 7 wide receivers this year with Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods, TJ Graham, Marquise Goodwin, and Brad Smith locked into spots, leaving Dorin Dickerson, Marcus Easely, Brandon Kaufman and Chris Hogan fighting it out for the final 2 spots. 7 wide receivers is a lot and it is entirely possible they only keep 6 of them, leaving very little room for error for those players that have not solidified a roster spot by now.
This Buffalo Bills team is chock full of talent this year and we fans are bound to not like some of the cuts that are made before our final roster is complete. There are a more than a few fans that are disappointed to see Da’Rick go, but he obviously did not make this decision diffacult for the coaches. I trust this coaching staff is doing what is best for the team, and we knew going into this that we couldn’t keep all 11 receivers. It will be interesting to see if another NFL club picks him up because fans of opposing teams are already tweeting they want him on their team.
Topics: Brad Smith, Brandon Kaufman, Buffalo Bills, Da'Rick Rogers, Demarco Sampson, Dominique Ellis, Dorin Dickerson, Doug Marrone, Ghris Hogan, James Kriger, Jumal Rolle, Marcus Easely, NFL, Ryan Turnley, Steve Johnson