Brad Smith, Roscoe Parrish Are Likely Bills Return Men

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: Brad Smith #16 of the Buffalo Bills runs with blocking from C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

During pre-season football, NFL teams rarely - if ever - allow their primary kick and punt return men to handle those duties, given the high risk of injury. For a team like the Buffalo Bills, who employ an abundance of talented return men, that may leave the question of who returns kicks and punts a bit murky heading into the regular season.

If the team's official depth chart is any indication, expect one major change from the 2010 season. Maybe.

Last year, C.J. Spiller was the team's primary kick returner, and was pretty average in that capacity save for one touchdown jaunt. He'll be joined back deep by free agent acquisition Brad Smith, who returned 50 kicks at 28.6 yards per return - with two touchdowns - for the New York Jets last season. However, with the NFL's kickoff rules leading to a lot more touchbacks this season, who returns kicks may quickly become irrelevant.

At punt returner, Roscoe Parrish remains one of the best in the game, and he'll continue to hold down that role. He'll be backed up by Spiller, as well.

One notable name left off of the depth chart is Leodis McKelvin, who was used as both a kick and punt returner in 2010. Donald Jones also returned a few kicks last season, as well.

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