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Predicting the Buffalo Bills' Final Roster

The Buffalo Bills have finished their slate of pre-season games with a 2-2 record, and the countdown has now begun to the team's weekend roster cuts.  The Bills must trim 22 players off of their current roster to reach the league maximum of 53 by 4:00 PM EST on Saturday, as mandated by the National Football League.

In preparation for this most sacred of events - it does signal the onset of the regular season, after all - it's time to start submitting final roster predictions.  It's something that we're almost obliged to do, and I'm betting that some of y'all are chomping at the bit to make your own predictions as well.  Let us, with this in mind, use this as the official Rumblings roster prediction thread.  Below, you'll see my final predictions; feel free to leave comments, debate, and leave your own predictions in either the comments section or in your own lovely FanPost.  To the predictions:

Quarterbacks (3)
Trent Edwards, J.P. Losman, Gibran Hamdan

Running Backs (3)
Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, Xavier Omon

Fullbacks (1)
Darian Barnes

Wide Receivers (5)
Lee Evans, James Hardy, Josh Reed, Roscoe Parrish, Justin Jenkins

Tight Ends (4)
Robert Royal, Derek Schouman, Derek Fine, Tim Massaquoi

Offensive Tackles (4)
Langston Walker, Kirk Chambers, Demetrius Bell, Jason Peters

Offensive Guards/Centers (5)
Derrick Dockery, Melvin Fowler, Brad Butler, Jason Whittle, Duke Preston

Defensive Ends (4)
Aaron Schobel, Chris Kelsay, Ryan Denney, Chris Ellis

Defensive Tackles (4)
Marcus Stroud, Kyle Williams, Spencer Johnson, John McCargo

Outside Linebackers (4)
Kawika Mitchell, Angelo Crowell, Keith Ellison, Blake Costanzo

Inside Linebackers (2)
Paul Posluszny, John DiGiorgio

Cornerbacks (6)
Terrence McGee, Jabari Greer, Ashton Youboty, Will James, Reggie Corner, Leodis McKelvin

Free Safeties (2)
Ko Simpson, George Wilson

Strong Safeties (3)
Donte Whitner, Bryan Scott, John Wendling

Specialists (3)
Rian Lindell, Brian Moorman, Ryan Neill

Practice Squad (8)
WR Steve Johnson, WR Felton Huggins, OL Christian Gaddis, OL Robert Felton, DT Teraz McCray, LB Jon Corto, LB Marcus Buggs, CB Kennard Cox

Gone Outright (14)
RB Bruce Hall, RB Dwayne Wright, FB Jonathan Evans, WR Scott Mayle, TE Courtney Anderson, OL Patrick Estes, OL Nevin McCaskill, OL Dustin Dickinson, DE Copeland Bryan, DE Derrick Jones, DT Jason Jefferson, DT Corey Mace, LB Donnie Spragan, LB Jon Banks, CB Dustin Fox

I can justify every selection I've made, of course, but in the interest of saving space, I'll let you guys rip apart my selections before valiantly defending myself.  Let's hear it, folks - lots of important decisions are about to be made, and we need to know what you think is going to happen.