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Buffalo Bills news, 1/7: hidden gems on the roster

The Buffalo Bills contend they have some gems on the back end of their roster. That would be great - but it's not a plan.

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Marrone sees promise in young guard prospects -
"None of them were a part of Buffalo’s 53-man roster at the start of the 2013 season, but Doug Marrone sees all three of his young interior offensive line prospects as a part of Buffalo’s future. Mark Asper, Antoine McClain and J.J. ‘Unga are guards that Buffalo’s head coach believes all have the potential to be regular starters in the NFL."

Inside The Bills | Are big WR prospects already in the fold?
"We have a player here in Kevin Elliott (6’3″ 205) who was having a good camp who is a big wide receiver," said Marrone in an appearance recently on the John Murphy Show. "At the end of the year we moved Aaron Williams to I-R and wound up signing Cordell Roberson (6’4″ 205) to the (roster) from the practice squad and I think that was important. He’s another big receiver."

While I applaud Chris Brown and Doug Marrone for this information, the answer to both of these should be - "GOD, NO! PLEASE BRING IN SOMEONE TO FILL THESE ROSTER HOLES!" Right? That would be great if it worked out that way but it's not exactly a plan, is it?

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