The fullback position is typically one that doesn’t get alot of attention but undrafted free agent Reggie Gilliam has had a tremendous camp and looks to be in position to make the 53-man roster.
If this happens, then the Buffalo Bills will end up cutting Patrick DiMarco since there would not be enough space on the roster for two fullbacks. The reason this has been such a battle is because DiMarco just hasn’t been able to practice due to a neck injury.
Sal Capaccio of WGR550 noted Gilliam’s play after the first week of padded practice:
"The more time Patrick DiMarco loses due to a neck injury, the more reps undrafted rookie fullback Reggie Gilliam is going to get, and so far Gilliam has shown to handle whatever is thrown at him."
The important thing for the person that wins this job is their play on special teams. The fullback position hasn’t seen much snaps on offense but DiMarco has been a key piece on special teams and he was even named captain last year.
This is something Reggie Gilliam has also done well this training camp and special teams coordinator Heath Farwell recently talked about it. If Patrick DiMarco is not able to get on the field this week, he could end being part of the Bills upcoming roster cuts.