Buffalo Bills: Predicting the 53 Final Edition

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Nathan Peterman
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Nathan Peterman /

With preseason officially over, here is my final look at what I think the Bills 53 man roster will look like.  The Bills roster currently stands at 83; they need to cut 30 by Saturday afternoon.  Check out my first installment of predicting the 53 here, and my second here.

QB (2): Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman

  • TJ Yates had an awful preseason.  Peterman had a great one.  I believe the Bills are comfortable going into the season with just 2 QB’s on the roster.  Wenning had an impressive game; maybe they can sneak him onto the practice squad.

RB (3): LeSean McCoy, Johnathan Williams, Joe Banyard

  • A strong final few games of the preseason earned Banyard the 3rd RB spot.

FB (2): Patrick DiMarco, Mike Tolbert

  • No changes here

WR (7)Jordan Matthews, Zay Jones, Brandon Tate, Corey Brown, Rod Streater, Brandon Reilly, Andre Holmes, Walt Powell*

  • This is easily the hardest position to predict.  With all of the WR turnover, I expect Brandon Beane to forgo the compensatory pick dreams by keeping Holmes on the roster.  Reilly did more than enough to grab a spot.  *The Bills are given an exemption because of Powell’s four game suspension but will have to cut someone to make room when he comes back.

TE (3): Charles Clay, Nick O’Leary, Logan Thomas

  • No changes here

OL (8): Richie Incognito, John Miller, Ryan Groy, Dion Dawkins, Cordy Glen, Jordan Mills, Eric Wood, Michael Ola, Seantrel Henderson*

  • *The Bills are also given an exemption until Henderson’s five game ban is over.  For the time being, I have Michael Ola taking his spot until he returns.


CB (6): EJ Gaines, Kevon Seymour, Tre’Davious White, Shareece Wright, Leonard Johnson, Greg Mabin

  • No changes here.

S (4): Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Colt Anderson, Tre Elston

  • Ramboo was cut last week; I have Elston taking his spot.

LB (6): Lorenzo Alexander, Preston Brown, Ramon Humber, Gerald Hodges, Matt Milano, Tanner Vallejo

DE (4): Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson, Eddie Yarbrough, Max Valles

  • Max Valles made some plays this preseason, enough for him to sneak on the roster.

DT (5): Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Jerel Worthy, Deandre Coleman, Adolphus Washington

  • One more strike for Dareus and he will be out.  But honestly, I won’t be surprised if he is cut over the next 48 hours.


ST (3): Stephen Hauschka, Colton Schmitt, Reid Ferguson

  • No changes here.

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