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Bills post-draft roster reset: Wide receivers

5/14/2015

Taking a look at the Buffalo Bills' roster, which stands at 90 players following the NFL draft and undrafted free-agent signings:

Position: Wide receiver

Veterans: Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin, Robert Woods, Chris Hogan, Marcus Easley, Marquise Goodwin, Marcus Thigpen, Deonte Thompson, Justin Brown, Caleb Holley, Tobais Palmer

Drafted rookies: Dezmin Lewis

Undrafted rookies: Andre Davis

Rookie camp tryouts: Anthony Davis (Widener), EJ Scott (Wake Forest)

Early thoughts: This position is crowded, as it was entering training camp last season. T.J. Graham was the odd man out last summer and Goodwin is the player to watch this preseason. He'll need a strong showing to stick, even if the Bills keep six receivers. Will they? That's up for debate. With potentially three quarterbacks, four running backs, one or two fullbacks and four tight ends on the 53-man roster, there isn't likely to be room for a sixth receiver. Easley and Hogan have a considerable leg up on Goodwin for their special-teams value. Goodwin could make up some ground by showing some of the return ability he flashed in the preseason of his rookie campaign, but Harvin is still the favorite to serve as the kick returner. Even if the Bills keep six receivers, Lewis would add a size dimension Goodwin doesn't have.