Before the start of the 2022 season, the Buffalo Bills and the rest of the NFL teams will need to cut their roster nearly in half from 90 players down to 53. This creates key training camp battles and usually results in a few good players being released and looking for new teams.
Recently, ESPN put together a list of one player on the roster bubble for every NFL team. After going through this list, these are four players that the Buffalo Bills should pay close attention to and if they are released could be good additions to their roster this season.
4 players on roster bubbles the Buffalo Bills should watch
The Buffalo Bills currently have a crowded running back room with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss returning from last year’s team and joined by James Cook, who was drafted in the second round, and Duke Johnson, who was signed as a free agent.
Of those four running backs, Singletary and Cook are locks to make the 53-man roster and this sets up a position battle between Moss and Johnson for that final roster spot. However, there is a case to be made that D’Ernest Johnson is better than both and if he is released could be a great third running back to add to this backfield.
Last year, D’Ernest Johnson got to show what he could do as a featured running back and had three games with 20 or more touches. In those games, he averaged 152 yards from scrimmage per game and scored a touchdown in two of those games.
He is a well-rounded running back and could be a low-cost option to add if Zack Moss doesn’t show improvement from last year.