NFL roster cuts are looming this weekend, and it's time for Buffalo Bills fans to go on record - not with their 53-man roster predictions, but with their 53-man roster wishes. We'll get to predictions tomorrow, just before the cuts start coming in. Today's all about how you would shape Buffalo's roster if you were in Chan Gailey's shoes.
Here's my stab at this thing. Remember: this isn't a prediction, it's what I'd do. You'll get my final prediction tomorrow morning, and the chances are it will look different than what's below - but only slightly.
|WR||19||Donald Jones||86||David Nelson||18||Naaman Roosevelt|
|LG||67||Andy Levitre||76||Chad Rinehart|
|C||70||Eric Wood||63||Geoff Hangartner|
|RG||60||Kraig Urbik||61||Mansfield Wrotto|
|RT||79||Erik Pears||75||Chris Hairston*|
|TE||84||Scott Chandler||80||David Martin|
|WR||13||Stevie Johnson||11||Roscoe Parrish||81||Marcus Easley|
|QB||14||Ryan Fitzpatrick||4||Tyler Thigpen||16||Brad Smith|
|RB||22||Fred Jackson||28||C.J. Spiller||35||Johnny White*|
|LE||99||Marcell Dareus*||72||Kellen Heard|
|NT||95||Kyle Williams||96||Torell Troup|
|RE||98||Dwan Edwards||91||Spencer Johnson|
|SLB||90||Chris Kelsay||92||Alex Carrington|
|MLB||54||Andra Davis||58||Kirk Morrison||55||Kelvin Sheppard*|
|WLB||50||Nick Barnett||52||Arthur Moats|
|JLB||56||Shawne Merriman||57||Danny Batten||59||Antonio Coleman|
|LCB||24||Terrence McGee||21||Leodis McKelvin||42||Justin Rogers*|
|SS||37||George Wilson||43||Bryan Scott||25||Da'Norris Searcy*|
|RCB||29||Drayton Florence||23||Aaron Williams*||27||Reggie Corner|
Players cut: QB Levi Brown, RB Bruce Hall, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, WR Buster Davis, WR Felton Huggins, WR Kamar Aiken, WR Ruvell Martin, TE Shawn Nelson, TE Mike Caussin, TE Zack Pianalto, OT Ed Wang, OT Cordaro Howard, OT Jason Watkins, OG Colin Brown, C Michael Switzer, DE Lionel Dotson, DE T.J. Langley, NT Michael Jasper, OLB Jammie Kirlew, OLB Robert Eddins, ILB Chris White, ILB Brandon Hicks, CB Doyle Miller, S Jon Corto, S Sidney Glover, S Josh Nesbitt, LS Danny Aiken
Finally, since I know I'll be asked (I've been asked without fail every week this pre-season, after all): reserve practice squad spots for Levi Brown, Kamar Aiken, Zack Pianalto, Ed Wang, Michael Jasper, Robert Eddins, Chris White and Josh Nesbitt. That's assuming that all of those players have practice squad eligibility (Brown and Wang are the only question marks), as I'm not overly fussed about who'll end up there, and therefore refuse to waste time trying to figure out who can and cannot be there.
That's just my guess, though. What does yours look like? You can either note how yours differs from mine, or provide your entire guess in the comments section. Have at it, friends.