The Buffalo Bills are creeping closer and closer to the regular season, so that means it’s time for the annual 53-man roster prediction.
After the Buffalo Bills second preseason game, we have started to see the strengths and weaknesses of players on the roster.
Even though there are two more preseason games left, I have created my roster prediction and am ready to share.
All three of these quarterbacks have shown their positives and negatives through camp and the preseason so far.
With McCarron’s injury, his chances of starting for the Bills is gone, for now. Both Allen and Peterman looked impressive against the Browns. We will see more of these two in the final preseason games. A free agent QB will probably be picked up.
Running Backs (4)
McCoy is a definite, but at backup, the competition between Ivory and Murphy is still happening. Murphy has been outstanding the last two games both on the run and returning punts and kicks. He has shown enough to the coaches that he deserves the spot. Cadet has been rocky this preseason and hasn’t shown much.
Cuts: Travaris Cadet, Keith Ford
Wide Receivers (7)
The Bills have 13 receivers on the roster, and cutting that number down is hard. Lots of talent on the squad and many have proved that they can play on the active roster.
Cuts: Malachi Dupre, Robert Foster, Cam Phillips, Kaelin Clay, Austin Proehl, Brandon Reilly
Tight Ends (3)
O’Leary has lost some reps in training camp, but really showed up last night against the Browns. It may be a risky choice but I think Lee has shown enough potential to make the roster. He made some impressive plays the last two games and in camp.
Cuts: Logan Thomas, Jason Croom, Keith Towbridge
Offensive Line (8)
The Bodine-Groy competition at center is still ongoing, but both make the roster. Newhouse and Teller have shown potential, but need some more learning of McDermott’s team.
Defensive Line (8)
The addition of Harrison Phillips and Star Lotulelei to the defensive line will be valuable this season. New players to add to the pass rush. Kyle Williams got injured last night and we are unsure of the severity of his knee injury.
Fans panicked when the Bills lost Zach Brown to free agency, until Tremaine Edmunds was drafted. Some believe he could be a potential Defensive Rookie of the Year. Milano played well during the offseason and will hopefully continue during the season.
Defensive Backs (9)
The “dynamic duo” of Hyde and Poyer is in year two and will continue to dominate. The additions of Davis, Johnson, Bush, and Gaines also bring new depth to the squad.
Special Teams (3)
No change to the specialist this season.
Cuts: Tyler Davis, Cory Carter
*due to injury, will not count on 53-man roster