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My 53

Just as a harmless way to pass July, here is what I would like to see out of Buffalo's 53-man roster at the end of training camp. This doesn't take much account of the reports from OTA's because those are out of pads and that is a drawback to some players (looking at you, Richardson). I did take into account some of the reports on guys' attitudes and work ethics (looking at you Henderson).

OL:

C. Glenn, C. Williams, E. Wood, K. Urbik, C. Kouandjio, C. Hairston, C. Richardson, S. Henderson

WR:

S. Watkins, M. Williams, R. Woods, M. Goodwin, T.J. Graham, C. Summers

QB:

E.J. Manuel, T. Lewis, J. Tuel

RB:

F. Jackson, C.J. Spiller, B. Brown, A. Dixon (RB/FB), F. Summers (FB)

TE:

T. Moeaki, S. Chandler, L. Smith

DL:

M. Williams, K. Williams, M. Dareus, J. Hughes, S. Charles, C. Bryant, M. Lawson, A. Branch, I. Ikponmwosa

LB:

K. Alonso, N. Bradham, B. Spikes, P. Brown, K. Rivers, T. Powell

CB:

L. McKelvin, S. Gilmore, C. Graham, N. Robey, R. Cockrell, R. Brooks

S:

A. Williams, D. Searcy, D. Williams, J. Meeks

ST:

D. Carpenter, J. Dombrowski, G. Sanborn

Game Day Inactives:

Ikponmwosa, Powell, Tuel, Brooks, Richardson, Cockrell, Summers

Last four in:....................... First four out:..........................Next four out:

T. Powell..............................K. Ladler...................................J. Gaines

F. Summers........................R. Johnson..............................C. Gragg

L. Smith................................K. Elliott....................................A. McLain

I. Ikponmwosa....................J.J. 'Unga..................................R. Wingo

As you can see, I don't care much for the two-kicker idea. I think you go with the guy who can hit the FGs. I also like Hairston at guard and Urbik as backup guard/center. This gets the five best linemen on the field and makes Legursky and Pears expendable. I acknowledge that it is risky to have a rookie start at RT and have a rookie as swing tackle. They are both talented enough to warrant it IMO. As I've said before, I think this will be the first training camp in a long time where we will really bemoan some of the talent we have to let go. Some questionables:

-Lee Smith: I included him because this team will run and he is an asset in the run game.

-F. Summers: I think Dixon can handle much of the FB duty and will while the whole RB staff is healthy, making Summers an Inactive. However, he makes the roster and is active when the RB corps gets a ding.

-Ikponmwosa: I included him because we need depth at DE. He is the same size as Wynn and younger. He is probably the least certain pick I have on here.

-Brooks: I went 6 CB/4 S because I figure Graham can make the switch in the event of injury at S. I would rather do that than have to switch Aaron back to CB again in the event of injury at CB. Brooks makes it as the 6th CB.

-Summers: It's a crap shoot between Summers, Elliott and Barden because I think they will want a size receiver. It's no guarantee they wil because Watkins and Williams are both tremendous high-pointers. They may still go WR/ST (aka Easley/Hogan) with this roster spot.

So what do you think of my roster to this point? Any glaring omissions? Anyone on there you think has no shot? Of course, this is just for discussion and we have loads yet to see. Poke some holes and tell me who should have been on and who shouldn't.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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