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Odd Man Out: Jasper or Heard?

If we do have a preseason this year, Bills fans will pay close attention to the competition over the 7th roster spot on the defensive line.  In all likelihood, Kellen Heard and Michael Jasper will be competing for the role of heavy DT/NT.

I'm not a fan of Kellen Heard.  He has a long reputation for having no work ethic.  He signed to play football with Miami out of high school, but never enrolled in school!  He wound up playing for Texas A&M, where his claim to fame was a vulgar cheap shot on Colt McCoy.  He has never registered an NFL tackle, though he was good enough to make the Oakland Raiders practice squad!

The saga of Jasper should be familiar to all Bills fans at this point.  He caught a few bad breaks in the recruitment process, and wound up at a lower tier college program (Bethel) than he should have.  He hasn't played against NFL caliber talent, which makes his football skills hard to judge at this point.  But if he even shows himself to be competitive with Heard during the preseason, I think he is the obvious pick due to his demonstrated superior character and work ethic.

Now for the poll:

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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