Buffalo Bills' projected roster

July, 28, 2014
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Examining the Buffalo Bills' roster:

QUARTERBACKS (3)

No changes here. Tuel and Lewis are battling for the No. 2 quarterback job, but I still think the Bills will keep three quarterbacks this season.

RUNNING BACKS (4)
No changes here. Jackson was banged up in practice last week but is back in action. The Bills are giving Brown and Dixon plenty of reps and they add valuable depth to the backfield.

FULLBACKS (1)

No changes here. Evan Rodriguez is a tough cut after he finished last season on the 53-man roster, but the added depth at running back -- including a burly runner in Dixon -- lessens the need to keep two fullbacks.

RECEIVERS (6)

No changes here. T.J. Graham has been inconsistent through the first week of camp and will need a strong preseason -- and then some help -- to make the cut. Hogan has practiced well and is in very good position to make the final roster.

TIGHT ENDS (3)

No changes. The Bills have been hit with injuries at this position early in camp, with Moeaki, Chandler, and Chris Gragg sidelined by the end of Sunday's practice. We have the same group making the cut, though. No room for Gragg as a fourth option.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)

This position group continues to be in flux. Glenn's status is up in the air as he remains on the non-football illness list. That has thrust Henderson into a starting role at left tackle and puts him back in the mix after he was left off our last projection. Ditto for Erik Pears, who is holding onto his starting right tackle job. Kouandjio and Richardson look to be more developmental pieces right now.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (8)

We're keeping an extra offensive lineman in this latest projection, so Corbin Bryant misses the cut here.

LINEBACKERS (6)

No changes here. Undrafted rookie Jimmy Gaines looks to be making a push, but we'll need to see more before he makes the cut on this projection.

CORNERBACKS (6)

No changes here. This is a deep group with plenty of talent.

SAFETIES (4)

No changes here. Plenty of youth here but not a lot of experience. Depth is an issue.

SPECIALISTS (3)

Moorman has punted well so far in camp, so we'll keep him over Jake Dombrowski after going the opposite way with our first projection. There will be five preseason games for the punter battle to play out. With needs elsewhere on the roster, Dustin Hopkins doesn't make the cut as a kickoff specialist.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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