Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection before training camp

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Offensive Line (9)

Dion Dawkins, Rodger Saffold, Mitch Morse, Ryan Bates, Spencer Brown, Tommy Doyle, David Quessenberry, Greg Mancz, Greg Van Roten

Cut: Cody Ford, Luke Tenuta, Derek Kerstetter, Bobby Hart, Jacob Capra, Tanner Owen, Alec Anderson,

PUP: Ike Boettger

The Bills made some necessary additions to the offensive line after making some cuts that led to more cap space. Both Daryl Williams and Jon Feliciano are gone from last year’s lineup. The addition of Rodger Saffold can be considered an upgrade over both at the guard position, and the re-signing of Ryan Bates sure up the Buffalo Bills starting O-line.

The backup positions, however, are much more up for grabs than in years past. Outside of the projected starting five offensive linemen, the Bills have a combined 218 starts among all the veterans vying for a roster spot for the Bills. Mix that with several first and second-year options the Bills will have some intense competition for what looks to be two or three spots.

Outside of the projected starting five, the two guys I would assume are roster locks are Tommy Doyle, last season’s extra offensive lineman when the Bills used six, and David Quessenberry. He can play guard and tackle after starting every game with the Titans last season.

Outside of those two, I think that Greg Mancz, Cody Ford, Greg Van Roten, and Luke Tenuta are fighting for the last two spots the Bills may offer on the 53-man roster. Also, on a side note, the Bills will not have Ike Boettger available at the beginning of the season. I imagine he takes a roster spot once he returns healthy, which could be very late in the season.