Buffalo Bills Roster Shows Extent Of Regime Change

The Buffalo Bills shaped their 53-man roster yesterday, and we wanted to update you on a story we've been discussing over the last couple of days: Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey weeding out members of the Dick Jauron-era Bills.

A year ago, after Gailey created his first full team in Buffalo, we talked about the 15 new players the team had already brought into the organization. (Only ten of those players are still with the team, by the way.)

Then, last week, we re-assessed that angle, but from an 80-player perspective, determining that of those 80 players, 55 were new-regime acquisitions - and a further six were Jauron-era players that the new regime had signed to contract extensions. That left just 19 players from Jauron's last Bills team on the roster.

Now that yesterday's roster cuts have sunk in, it's time to update those numbers: of the 53 players currently on Buffalo's roster, 40 are players that Nix and Gailey have either acquired themselves, or inherited players that they've made serious commitments to. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Nix/Gailey Acquisitions (33) Jauron-Era Re-Signings (7) Jauron Legacies (13)
QB Tyler Thigpen FB Corey McIntyre QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB Brad Smith NT Kyle Williams RB Fred Jackson
RB C.J. Spiller OLB Chris Kelsay WR Stevie Johnson
RB Johnny White CB Drayton Florence WR Roscoe Parrish
WR Donald Jones S George Wilson OT Demetrius Bell
WR David Nelson S Bryan Scott OG Andy Levitre
WR Marcus Easley LS Garrison Sanborn C Eric Wood
WR Ruvell Martin DE Spencer Johnson
TE Scott Chandler CB Terrence McGee
TE David Martin CB Leodis McKelvin
TE Zack Pianalto S Jairus Byrd
OT Erik Pears K Rian Lindell
OT Chris Hairston P Brian Moorman
OG Kraig Urbik
OG Chad Rinehart
OG Colin Brown
DE Marcell Dareus
DE Dwan Edwards
DE Kellen Heard
NT Torell Troup
OLB Alex Carrington
OLB Shawne Merriman
OLB Danny Batten
OLB Robert Eddins
ILB Nick Barnett
ILB Andra Davis
ILB Kirk Morrison
ILB Kelvin Sheppard
ILB Arthur Moats
ILB Chris White
CB Aaron Williams
CB Justin Rogers
S Da'Norris Searcy

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