We're getting down to crunch time, friends. The Buffalo Bills have already begun roster cuts, and by this Saturday afternoon, they'll have made at least 28 more to get down to the NFL-maximum 53 players. This is our fourth and penultimate stab at guessing what moves the team will make to meet those requirements this week.
If you're looking for a refresher, take a look at last week's projection before heading in after the jump. There have been some changes, but as has been the theme this year, said changes were minor.
- The first change takes place on the offensive line, where we've swapped Mansfield Wrotto in for Geoff Hangartner. If you read this post on Saturday, you'll understand why we made the swap. If you didn't read it, you should.
- In another minor change, we've flipped Spencer Johnson into the starting lineup ahead of Dwan Edwards. Johnson has been highly impressive this pre-season, and while both players will likely see a lot of playing time next to Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus, we'll give Johnson the starting nod for now.
- Kirk Morrison, signed last week, replaces Reggie Torbor on our final roster. No big surprise there, of course, but worth noting in our change log nonetheless.
- We've officially listed Alex Carrington as a Sam linebacker, where he's a backup to Chris Kelsay. That moves Danny Batten over to Jack, where he teams with Antonio Coleman to back up Shawne Merriman. Again, this is an aesthetic change, as opposed to a change to our final roster.
|WR||19||Donald Jones||11||Roscoe Parrish||81||Marcus Easley|
|LT||77||Demetrius Bell||71||Ed Wang|
|LG||67||Andy Levitre||76||Chad Rinehart|
|RG||60||Kraig Urbik||61||Mansfield Wrotto|
|RT||79||Erik Pears||75||Chris Hairston*|
|TE||84||Scott Chandler||80||David Martin|
|WR||13||Stevie Johnson||86||David Nelson||18||Naaman Roosevelt|
|QB||14||Ryan Fitzpatrick||4||Tyler Thigpen||16||Brad Smith|
|RB||22||Fred Jackson||28||C.J. Spiller||35||Johnny White*|
|LE||99||Marcell Dareus*||72||Kellen Heard|
|NT||95||Kyle Williams||96||Torell Troup|
|RE||91||Spencer Johnson||98||Dwan Edwards|
|SLB||90||Chris Kelsay||92||Alex Carrington|
|MLB||54||Andra Davis||58||Kirk Morrison||94||Chris White*|
|WLB||50||Nick Barnett||55||Kelvin Sheppard*||52||Arthur Moats|
|JLB||56||Shawne Merriman||59||Antonio Coleman||57||Danny Batten|
|LCB||24||Terrence McGee||21||Leodis McKelvin|
|SS||37||George Wilson||43||Bryan Scott||25||Da'Norris Searcy*|
|RCB||29||Drayton Florence||23||Aaron Williams*||27||Reggie Corner|
Players cut (28): QB Levi Brown, RB Bruce Hall, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, WR Buster Davis, WR Felton Huggins, WR Kamar Aiken, WR Ruvell Martin, TE Shawn Nelson, TE Mike Caussin, TE Zack Pianalto, OT Cordaro Howard, OT Jason Watkins, OG Colin Brown, C Geoff Hangartner, C Michael Switzer, DE Lionel Dotson, DE T.J. Langley, NT Michael Jasper, OLB Jammie Kirlew, OLB Robert Eddins, ILB Brad Jefferson, ILB Brandon Hicks, CB Justin Rogers, CB Doyle Miller, S Jon Corto, S Sidney Glover, S Josh Nesbitt, LS Danny Aiken.
QB (3): Fitzpatrick, Thigpen, Smith
RB (3): Jackson, Spiller, White
FB (1): McIntyre
WR (6): Johnson, Jones, Parrish, Nelson, Roosevelt, Easley
TE (2): Chandler, Martin
OT (4): Bell, Pears, Wang, Hairston
OG (4): Levitre, Urbik, Rinehart, Wrotto
C (1): Wood
DE (4): Dareus, Johnson, Edwards, Heard
NT (2): Williams, Troup
OLB (5): Merriman, Kelsay, Carrington, Coleman, Batten
ILB (6): Barnett, Davis, Morrison, Sheppard, Moats, White
CB (5): Florence, McGee, McKelvin, Williams, Corner
S (4): Byrd, Wilson, Scott, Searcy
SP (3): Lindell, Moorman, Sanborn