Buffalo Bills Training Camp: Pre-Camp Final Roster Predictions

The Buffalo Bills have begun their temporary takeover of St. John Fisher College in Pittsford over the last 24 hours, and players can start arriving today for training camp that technically begins tomorrow, but officially hits the practice field on Thursday.

Exercises like this will be much more interesting once we get to the other side of camp and pre-season action, no doubt, but I was in the mood to re-examine Buffalo's roster and take a stab at predicting the final 53 we'll see about six weeks for now. It's after the jump.

Here's my pre-camp look at what the final roster may look like come Week 1. Take a look at the amount of talent on the cut list: if the list of struggling players is small this summer, the Bills will have a lot of very difficult decisions to make come early September.

Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve
WR 13 Stevie Johnson 81 Marcus Easley
WR 86 David Nelson
LT 77 Cordy Glenn* 75 Chris Hairston
LG 67 Andy Levitre
C 70 Eric Wood 74 Colin Brown
RG 60 Kraig Urbik 76 Chad Rinehart
RT 79 Erik Pears 66 Zebrie Sanders*
TE 84 Scott Chandler 85 Lee Smith 42 Dorin Dickerson
WR 19 Donald Jones 11 T.J. Graham*
QB 14 Ryan Fitzpatrick 10 Vince Young 16 Brad Smith
RB 22 Fred Jackson 28 C.J. Spiller 20 Johnny White
LE 94 Mario Williams 91 Spencer Johnson
DT 99 Marcell Dareus 96 Torell Troup
DT 95 Kyle Williams 72 Kellen Heard
RE 90 Chris Kelsay 93 Mark Anderson 56 Shawne Merriman
SLB 58 Kirk Morrison 52 Arthur Moats 45 Tank Carder*
MLB 55 Kelvin Sheppard 53 Nigel Bradham*
WLB 50 Nick Barnett 43 Bryan Scott 51 Chris White
LCB 23 Aaron Williams 24 Terrence McGee 26 Justin Rogers
SS 37 George Wilson 25 Da'Norris Searcy

FS 31 Jairus Byrd
RCB 27 Stephon Gilmore* 21 Leodis McKelvin 33 Ron Brooks*
K 9 Rian Lindell 3 John Potter*
P 8 Brian Moorman
LS 65 Garrison Sanborn

Cuts: QB Tyler Thigpen, RB Tashard Choice, RB Chris Douglas*, FB Corey McIntyre, WR Derek Hagan, WR Naaman Roosevelt, WR Ruvell Martin, WR Kamar Aiken, WR David Clowney, WR Derek Session, TE Kevin Brock, TE Mike Caussin, TE Fendi Onobun, OT Sam Young, OT James Carmon, OG Michael Jasper, OG Keith Williams, OG Jake Vermiglio, C Mark Asper, C David Snow, DE Kyle Moore, DE Robert Eddins, DT Dwan Edwards, DT Alex Carrington, DT Lionel Dotson, DT Jarron Gilbert, DT Jay Ross, LB Danny Batten, LB Scott McKillop, CB Prince Miller, CB Cris Hill, CB Isaiah Green, S Joshua Nesbitt, S Delano Howell, S Nick Sukay, S Nick Saenz, P Shawn Powell.

Make your inquiries and offer your criticisms, tweaks, and/or predictions on this matter in the comments section below. Football is back, friends!

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