The Buffalo Bills are one-third of the way through the preseason after their 27-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. They are getting closer to the start of the regular season but general manager Brandon Beane and the rest of the front office have the task ahead of them to essentially cut the roster in half over the next few weeks.
The team already began that process on Sunday when they released four players but will have to reduce their roster by one more spot before Tuesday’s deadline for all NFL teams to have their roster at 85 players.
The preseason game against the Colts gave the Bills plenty to think about as some players had big performances. There are still two more games to evaluate but at this point of the preseason, this is what I believe the 53-man roster could look like for the Bills.
53-man roster projections for Buffalo Bills after preseason opener
Josh Allen, Case Keenum
The Buffalo Bills kept Josh Allen out of the preseason game which left Case Keenum and Matt Barkely to split the responsibilities with Keenum playing the first half and Barkley playing the second half.
While Barkley played much better between the two and Keenum struggled with his three turnovers, it shouldn’t change much at this position. I would imagine that Keenum is the backup and Barkley remains with the franchise as a member of the practice squad.