Monday, August 25, 2014
Buffalo Bills' projected roster
By Mike Rodak
Examining the Buffalo Bills' roster:
The Bills will have to make a decision on Lewis by the end of the week. There's a chance that he sticks as the No. 3 quarterback, but why not take a shot on another quarterback who hits the waiver wire? The Bills might be worse at this position than any team in the NFL.
RUNNING BACKS (4)
No changes here. Barring an injury, this group appears set.
No changes here. Still no spot for Evan Rodriguez.
No changes here. Injuries to Watkins and Goodwin bear watching but still don't open an extra spot for T.J. Graham, who was also injured in Saturday's loss.
TIGHT ENDS (3)
This projection leaves off Tony Moeaki, who still hasn't been able to return from a hamstring injury. The Bills could probably bring him back later -- at a reduced cost -- if they so desire.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
No changes here. Sticking with both Urbik and Legursky for now, although it's possible the Bills only keep one of the two veteran interior men. Henderson seems to have earned a starting job, while Urbik lost his. With so many moving parts, including an injury to Williams, it makes sense to keep an extra player around here.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
Going an extra player deep here with the addition of Cohen. The Bills used Bryant in place of Williams (leg injury) on Saturday and he was impressive. Charles and Cohen round out the depth chart at a deep position.
With Stevenson Sylvester placed on injured reserve, this position gets thinned down to five players for the season opener. It'll be a more robust group once Bradham returns in Week 2.
No changes here. We might see Graham at safety, providing further roster security for Brooks.
No changes here. Searcy looks to have edged out Duke Williams for the competition to start next to Aaron Williams.
No changes here. Dustin Hopkins falls short in his bid to make it as a kickoff specialist.