Saturday, September 7, 2013
Projecting Bills' inactives vs. Patriots
By Mike Rodak
With a full 53-man roster, the Buffalo Bills must declare seven inactives prior to Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Here's our best guess at who those may be:
S Jairus Byrd -- Is doubtful with a foot injury after being limited in practice all week. Byrd has plantar fasciitis, and head coach Doug Marrone said the condition leaves Byrd's status as day to day.
DE Corbin Bryant -- Is healthy, but sits at the bottom of the defensive line depth chart. Jay Ross and Alan Branch project as being the top reserve options.
CB Brandon Burton -- Claimed off waivers last weekend, Burton may need more time to acclimate to the Bills' system before seeing game action.
TE Chris Gragg -- Gragg, a rookie, offers less on special teams than wide receivers Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley, even though they sit at the bottom of the receiver depth chart.
CB Stephon Gilmore -- Has already been declared out with a fractured wrist.
G/C Doug Legursky -- Has already been declared out with a knee injury.
K Dustin Hopkins -- Has already been declared out with a right groin strain.