Nov 30, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) runs in for a touchdown after recovering a fumble by Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West (28) (not shown) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The Buffalo Bills have 7 linebackers listed on their current roster, I removed Jerry Hughes from the defensive lineman list and added to the linebacker list giving us 8 total linebackers on the roster. I think that the Buffalo Bills will be taking 5-6 linebackers into the season with them.
Jerry Hughes is a definite for the season. Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham are also guarantees to go into the season with the Buffalo Bills. With a possibility of only 3 more spots available, look for A.J. Tarpley, Ty Powell and Jimmy Gaines to be the linebacking corps for the Buffalo Bills this year.
The two backers that would be left out in the cold would be Randell Johnson and Tony Steward. Johnson had a good year for the Bills last year as a depth player, but I don’t think that he will be one of the lucky few this time around.