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Final Prediction: Buffalo Bills 53-man roster

Ed. Note - I posted this on Friday, but Turk Schonert stole my thunder. Moving this up for cut-down day. This is it, folks - my final 53-man Buffalo Bills roster projection.  I don't think many of you understand just how extraordinarily thankful I am that I won't have to do this again.

After the jump, you'll find my final 53 in depth chart form.  You'll also find roster exemptions, a projected practice squad, and the full list of projected cuts.  I didn't do any explaining, because I've explained myself six times to this point.  If you have questions or comments on this particular projection, hit me up in the comments section.

Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve
WR2 83 Lee Evans 11 Roscoe Parrish 17 Justin Jenkins
TE 86 Derek Fine 88 Jonathan Stupar
LT 68 Langston Walker 77 Demetrius Bell
LG 67 Andy Levitre*
C 63 Geoff Hangartner 66 Seth McKinney
RG 70 Eric Wood*
RT 60 Brad Butler 73 Kirk Chambers
TE 80 Derek Schouman 89 Shawn Nelson*
WR1 81 Terrell Owens 82 Josh Reed 13 Steve Johnson
QB 5 Trent Edwards 14 Ryan Fitzpatrick 10 Gibran Hamdan
RB 22 Fred Jackson 33 Dominic Rhodes 44 Xavier Omon
LE 90 Chris Kelsay 92 Ryan Denney 93 Chris Ellis
1T 99 Marcus Stroud 97 John McCargo
3T 95 Kyle Williams 91 Spencer Johnson
RE 94 Aaron Schobel 58 Aaron Maybin*
SLB 56 Keith Ellison 54 Nic Harris* 57 Jon Corto
MLB 51 Paul Posluszny 53 Marcus Buggs
WLB 55 Kawika Mitchell 64 Ashlee Palmer*
CB2 28 Leodis McKelvin 27 Reggie Corner 46 Ellis Lankster*
SS 43 Bryan Scott 37 George Wilson
FS 20 Donte Whitner 31 Jairus Byrd*
CB1 24 Terrence McGee 29 Drayton Florence 26 Ashton Youboty
K 9 Rian Lindell
P 8 Brian Moorman
LS 69 Garrison Sanborn

Roster exemptions: RB Marshawn Lynch (Reserve/Suspended); WR James Hardy (Reserve/PUP)

Practice squad: RB Bruce Hall, WR Shaine Smith, TE Tyson DeVree, OT Chris Denman, C Brandon Rodd, DT Derrick Jones, LB Alvin Bowen, CB Cary Harris

Full list of cuts (inc. practice squad): QB Matt Baker, RB Bruce Hall, FB Corey McIntyre, WR Felton Huggins, WR C.J. Hawthorne, TE Tyson DeVree, OT Jonathan Scott, OT Nick Hennessey, C Brandon Rodd, C Christian Gaddis, DE Copeland Bryan, DE Ataefiok Etukeren, DT Derrick Jones, DT Corey Mace, LB Alvin Bowen, LB Ryan Manalac, CB Cary Harris, FS Ko Simpson, SS John Wendling

Yeah, I made some not-so-minor tweaks from my usual projection.  I'm guessing that you'll be able to reason out why some of these moves were made; again, if you've got questions about why I kept a certain guy over another, or why a certain number of players were retained a specific position, or just an overall thought process, hit me up in the comments section.