Yesterday, the new regime of the Buffalo Bills began their house-cleaning project - i.e. the purge of Buffalo's existing roster - by releasing seven players that, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan, failed team physicals. Those early moves - which took place well over two weeks before the start of free agency - got the ball rolling on what could be a very eventful off-season in Western New York.
In releasing those players, Buffalo now has 72 players listed on its active roster at the team website. Well, they've actually got 73 listed, but we already know that RB Bruce Hall is headed to Denver. Of those 72 names, then, the team officially lists 22 as free agents. That leaves 50 players that are currently under contract heading into the 2010 season.
By popular demand, you'll find a depth chart after the jump consisting only of players under contract. Below the depth chart, we've listed the 22 free agents. We will continue to update this projected depth chart as the Bills, led by new GM Buddy Nix, make roster moves through free agency and the draft over the next several months.
|WR||11||Roscoe Parrish||13||Steve Johnson||18||C.J. Hawthorne|
|LT||77||Demetrius Bell||69||Jamon Meredith||76||Andre Ramsey|
|LG||67||Andy Levitre||73||Kirk Chambers|
|RT||60||Brad Butler||66||Jason Watkins||74||Nick Hennessey|
|WR||83||Lee Evans||84||James Hardy||15||Felton Huggins|
|QB||14||Ryan Fitzpatrick||5||Trent Edwards||4||Brian Brohm|
|RB||22||Fred Jackson||23||Marshawn Lynch|
|LE||91||Spencer Johnson||90||Chris Kelsay||72||Rashaad Duncan|
|NT||95||Kyle Williams||98||Lonnie Harvey|
|RE||99||Marcus Stroud||97||John McCargo||75||Corey Mace|
|LILB||51||Paul Posluszny||96||Ryan Manalac|
|RILB||55||Kawika Mitchell||50||Josh Stamer|
|ROLB||94||Aaron Schobel||93||Chris Ellis|
|LCB||24||Terrence McGee||27||Reggie Corner||25||Ellis Lankster|
|SS||20||Donte Whitner||54||Nic Harris|
|RCB||29||Drayton Florence||28||Leodis McKelvin||40||Lydell Sargeant|
Unrestricted Free Agents (8): WR Terrell Owens, WR Josh Reed, OG Seth McKinney, OG Kendall Simmons, DE Ryan Denney, LB Chris Draft, S Bryan Scott, S Todd Johnson
Restricted Free Agents (8): QB Gibran Hamdan, TE Derek Schouman, TE Joe Klopfenstein, OT Jonathan Scott, OG Richie Incognito, LB Keith Ellison, CB Ashton Youboty, S George Wilson
Exclusive Rights Free Agents (6): RB Justise Hairston, TE Jonathan Stupar, C Christian Gaddis, LB Marcus Buggs, LB Jon Corto, S Cary Harris
Already released (7): WR Justin Jenkins, TE Derek Fine, C Marvin Philip, DE Jermaine McGhee, DT Marcus Smith, LB Ashlee Palmer, S John Wendling
Signed elsewhere (1): RB Bruce Hall (DEN)