The Buffalo Bills 2017 training camp is a little over a month away, and without much else happening right now, let’s take an early shot at the final, 53-man roster for the regular season.
QB (3): Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates, Nathan Peterman
Peterman, due to his refined work under center and accuracy, beats out Cardale Jones. The 2016 fourth rounder heads to the practice squad.
RB (4): LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Williams, Mike Tolbert, Jordan Johnson
The 6’0”, 220-pound UB product sneaks onto the roster.
FB (1): Patrick DiMarco
No surprise here.
WR (6): Sammy Watkins, Zay Jones, Andre Holmes, Philly Brown, Rod Streater, Brandon Tate
With Walt Powell suspended, the Bills can carry an “extra” wideout into the start of the regular season.
TE (4): Charles Clay, Nick O’Leary, Logan Thomas, Wes Saxton
Thomas stands out in this group due to his size. Saxton is seam-stretching depth, and he works well after the catch.
OL (8): Cordy Glenn, Richie Incognito, Eric Wood, John Miller, Jordan Mills, Dion Dawkins, Ryan Groy, Vlad Ducasse
Ducasse was one of the final players to make the cut. He’s had an underwhelming career, but his versatility helps.
DT (5): Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Adolphus Washington, Jerel Worthy, Deandre Coleman
McDermott is happy with his defensive-tackle depth.
DE (3): Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson, Ryan Davis
Buffalo is severely lacking depth at defensive end, but Alexander can play end on occasion. Don’t be stunned if the Bills add a veteran at this spot during camp or after league-wide cuts.
LB (6): Reggie Ragland, Lorenzo Alexander, Preston Brown, Gerald Hodges, Matt Milano, Ramon Humber
The Bills linebacker contingent is deep and mixed with talent of all ages.
CB (6): Ronald Darby, Tre’Davious White, Kevon Seymour, Shareece Wright, Leonard Johnson, Greg Mabin
Wright and Mabin give McDermott quality length at the outside cornerback positions. Seymour and Johnson will primarily man the slot.
S (4): Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Colt Anderson, veteran to be named later
I’ll be surprised if Buffalo goes into camp with only 89 players on the roster and its safety depth chart as it is today.
ST (3): Stephen Hauschka, Reid Ferguson, Austin Rehkow
Rehkow beats out Colton Schmidt for the punting job.