Bills Bubble Watch: Kevin Elliott

July, 4, 2014
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(Continuing a monthlong series analyzing players who are on the roster bubble and where they potentially fit in 2014.)

Name: Kevin Elliott

Position: Wide receiver

Age: 25

2013 stats: None; spent entire season on injured reserve.

Chance of making 53-man roster: 30 percent

Why he should make it: Elliott's name hasn't often come up in discussion, but when it has, he has been considered a sleeper at a crowded receiver position for the Bills. At 6-foot-3, he offers more size than Chris Hogan or T.J. Graham, and he is likely a better receiver than Marcus Easley. It would take a strong training camp and preseason for Elliott to earn the nod, but he appears to be in a better spot than some of his other competition at receiver, including Ramses Barden.

Why he shouldn't make it: If Elliott is of use to the Bills on their 53-man roster, it will help if he can crack the 46-man game day roster. That often takes strong special teams skills and Elliott will need to prove his worth in that area this summer. His competition excels in that area: Easley finished first on the Bills in special teams tackles last season and Hogan finished third. We also can't recall Elliott working as a kick or punt returner this spring. Graham, who is fighting for a roster spot at receiver, was taking kicks in organized team activities, which will help his case against Elliott or others.

Closest competition: Hogan, Graham, Easley

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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