Sep 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Jarius Wynn (92) and defensive tackle Stefan Charles (96) sack Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 29 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
The Buffalo Bills have one of the top defensive lines in the league, and with that comes that disappointing nature that there are limited positions available for back-up to compete for a spot on the team.
Stefan Charles is going to be one of those guys that will not make this team and it really is due to the numbers game on the defensive line. With Charles as a defensive tackle, he has to compete for a job behind Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams, who take up 2 of the possible 4 spots available for the interior line. With Alex Carrington coming back and Corbin Bryant coming off a solid year, there is really only 1 spot, Bryant’s, that is up for grabs with 5 players trying for that spot.
Like I said before, Charles is going to fall victim to a numbers game and just be left out in the cold. He is coming into his 3rd year in the NFL and has played in 24 games for the Buffalo Bills and started 1 of them.
There is a possibility that he might be eligible for the practice squad but that is a long shot as he is outside of the requirements for the first two seasons. He can be eligible for a 3rd practice squad season, but the Buffalo Bills can not maintain a roster less than 53 players for the entire year.
Stefan Charles will not be a Buffalo Bills defensive lineman at the start of the season.
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