The 2018 Buffalo Bills feature many new faces, no position more so than the wide receiver group. Who makes the roster, and who’s on the bubble as the preseason begins this Thursday?
Last year in Week 1 the Buffalo Bills wide receivers accounted for four catches in their Week 1 win. The initial Bills receiver roster in 2017 was made up of six players. Philly Brown, Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes, Zay Jones, Kaelin Clay and Brandon Tate were that initial group.
The 2018 Bills will feature at most half of those players with only Holmes, Jones and Clay in camp. Determining a quarterback early is important, because they need to develop chemistry and timing with the receivers.
What is the urgency though if they don’t know who they are throwing to? Just because a QB may be selected soon doesn’t mean this new mix of Bills receivers will be sorted out.
The 2018 training camp roster features new faces in Ray-Ray McCloud, Austin Proehl, Malachi Dupre, Robert Foster, Cam Phillips, Jeremy Kerley and Corey Coleman. Returning to this year’s unit, albeit with limited 2017 playing time is Kelvin Benjamin, Brandon Reilly, Holmes, Clay, Jones and Rod Streater.
13 players and at most seven roster spots on the opening day roster. Who’s in and who’s out?