The final surprise cut for the Buffalo Bills was offensive lineman Greg Mancz. The team signed him as a free agent this offseason and he is a versatile offensive lineman that can play both guard or center.
That versatility seemed to make him a lock to be part of the 53-man roster because, after Mitch Morse, the team doesn’t have a clear backup center on the roster. The likely choice would be either Ryan Bates, but that would mean having to find a new starting guard, or Greg Van Roten, but his experience at the position is very limited.
Similar to Hodgins, the Bills were able to bring Mancz back as part of the practice squad so if there is an injury at the position then Mancz would likely be moved up to the active roster. The risk for the Bills is now Mancz can be signed off their practice squad by another NFL team and if that happens, the depth at center would become a serious concern.