Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection for opening day – Offense

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Aug 14, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back

LeSean McCoy

(25) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Running backs

Starters: LeSean McCoy (HB) and Jerome Felton (FB)

Fred Jackson, Karlos Williams and Bryce Brown

The starting halfback position is a lot easier to predict than quarterback. McCoy will get the nod against the Colts, as long as he is recovered from his recent injury. (The Bills are “cautiously optimistic” – it’s up to you to decide if that’s a positive or a negative.)

Likewise, there’s no disputing the fullback position, with Felton firmly entrenched in the role. The Bills didn’t make him the second-highest paid fullback in the league during the offseason, to have him sitting on the bench.

It’s the reserves that pose a little more intrigue, with even Jackson’s position on the team reportedly at threat earlier this year. Fortunately, common sense prevailed, and he will be on the opening day roster.

Williams has impressed enough in training camp, to make you believe he will survive. The last decision comes down to Brown and Anthony “Boobie” Dixon, with the former doing just enough to secure the final spot (unless the Bills aren’t convinced he will do a better job of holding onto the rock.)

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