53-man roster predictions for Buffalo Bills before training camp

The Buffalo Bills are going to have some tough decisions when it comes time to cut the roster down to 53 players.

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Buffalo Bills Defense

Defensive Tackle (5)

Ed Oliver, DaQuan Jones, Poona Ford, Jordan Phillips, Tim Settle

Ed Oliver, the Bills former ninth-overall selection just got paid this off-season. It was a good deal for both sides as Oliver has not quite lived up to his status so far. He needs to remain more consistent, but if there was ever a year for him to break out, it’s this year.

Jordan Phillips, the fan favorite, returns for another shot with the Bills. He was on a tear to start last season before playing through injuries. Assuming he doesn’t start the year on the injured list, he and Oliver will blow stuff up at 3-tech.

DaQuan Jones was a mountain last season eating up blockers. He did his job and then some and will be a big piece to the D-line success. One of the problems the Bills had last year was that they didn’t have someone on par with Jones, to sub in for him. Poona Ford was a big addition late in the off-season for the Bills. He improved the interior just by signing his name on the contract.

Tim Settle will be able to get more reps at the 3-tech this year, after restructuring his deal to stay in Buffalo. It would cost the team $5 million in dead cap to cut him.