The Bills just released Brandon Kaufman. As we (probably) all know, Kaufman was a big WR who was possibly going to be moved to TE. Clearly not anymore....
On the same day, the Bills invited a QB, and 3 WRs to tryout at the mini-camp.
What does this all mean? What information can we possibly gleam?
I'm personally surprised that Kaufman was cut. He was one of the only big WRs on the team, which seems like it could be useful in red-zone situations. The Bills had asked him to bulk up for TE, but clearly they weren't happy with what they saw. At the very least, I think Kaufman being cut means that either Moeaki or Gragg has made some large strides that the Bills are happy with. While both are shorter than Kaufman (both are 6'3"), they possess lots of athleticism.
The Bills now have 6 WRs working out at the mini-camp (including Watkins). This seems excessive to me. Realistically, are any of these guys (besides Watkins) going to surpass Williams, Woods, Goodwin? Or even Easley, Hogan, or Graham for that matter? How much depth do we really need? Why are there only two DEs and 5 extra WRs?
Perhaps the Bills have very little faith in Williams to keep his head on straight, and don't think that Easley, Hogan, or Graham will ever be good enough to become a starting WR, so they are trying to find a potential back-up for him in case they don't want to pay his salary next year. I'm pretty sure that Easley is only on the team due to his ST skills. If Graham remains on the team, it will probably just be as a punt/kick returner.
Interesting that they invited a QB to come despite having 4 on their roster already (EJ, Thad, Lewis, Dixon). Clearly they aren't settled with 1-2 of these players, despite what they might say publicly.
You can find the full list of rookies on the Bills website here: http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/QB-Guiton-earns-tryout-as-Bills-Rookie-Camp-begins-Saturday/784ae3c0-304e-4076-92fc-1be50e3c75dc?campaign=tw_buf_article