KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Defensive tackle Kellen Heard #72 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after the Bills recover a Kansas City Chiefs fumble during the second quarter on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bills beat the Chiefs 41-7.(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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.
|WR||13||Stevie Johnson||81||Marcus Easley|
|LT||77||Cordy Glenn*||75||Chris Hairston|
|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|
|RCB||27||Stephon Gilmore*||21||Leodis McKelvin||33||Ron Brooks*|
|K||9||Rian Lindell||3||John Potter*|
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!