Most of the players on this list have a good chance to at least make the 53-man roster and it will come down to how much playing time they get to make an impact. However, for a player like Reggie Gilliam it is going to be all or nothing, either he makes the 53-man roster and going to be a factor or will be cut prior to the season.
Gilliam was added as undrafted free agent and the fullback is expected to push Patrick DiMarco for the starting job. Since the Buffalo Bills only carry one fullback on the roster these next few weeks are going to be crucial for Gilliam.
Unfortunately, the lack of practices and preseason makes it a bigger challenge for him to surpass the veteran. There is some salary cap savings if the Bills waive DiMarco and considering he will be 32 years old this year and entering the final season of his deal, it seems like he would not be considered a long-term answer. This is something that could work in Gilliam’s favor.
If Reggie Gilliam makes the roster, he certainly will help some on offense but the Buffalo Bills haven’t used a fullback much in their offense. The biggest impact he will have is on special teams and this is an area he excelled in during college with six blocks (two punts, four kicks) in his career.