Can the Buffalo Bills get any thinner at CB? Stephon Gilmore goes down with a wrist surgery that will keep him out for 8 weeks. The Buffalo Bills also lost Ron Brooks to a broken left foot. This is the same injury that Brooks dealt with last year as well. Gilmore and Brooks were part of the top 4 corners for the Bills, if not the top 2. Now the Bills are looking at Leodis McKelvin and Justin Rogers as their top 2 healthy corner backs. Nickell Robey and Brandon Burton round out the already thin and inexperienced, minus McKelvin, corner crew.
Where do the Bills turn at this point? The Bills brought in DB Brandon Smith and placed him on the practice squad and promoted Johnny Adams from the practice squad to the active roster. Jarius Byrd is still dealing with plantar fasciitis and has had limited practice so far this week.
Adams is a rookie that looked to have a decent college career. Brandon Smith has been in the league since 2011 but has not really seen any real action past training camps and practice squads.
Are the Buffalo Bills going to be able to hold off passing attacks with McKelvin and Rogers as their starters and the undrafted rookie Robey and 3 year vet Burton as the nickel and dime backs with rookie Adams backing them up.
The Buffalo Bills, if there was any question before this point, are in serious need of a veteran CB to come in and help guide and support this young and inexperienced crew. Yes, McKelvin is there, and looked good against the Patriots, but I just don’t think that he will be able to do it himself. I am hoping that Rogers, Robey, and Burton can show up and make a statement against the Panthers and if there was a week that they would be able to do it, this would be the one. Hoping for the best and the defensive line to give Newton absolutely no time whatsoever.