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Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Nathan Peterman named starting QB, plus roster cutdowns

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Recapping all of the moves from a newsy weekend at One Bills Drive

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The Buffalo Bills have been quite busy reshaping their roster this Labor Day weekend, and on the latest edition of the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast, co-hosts John Boccacino and Anthony Marino discuss the news that Nathan Peterman was named Buffalo’s starting quarterback to open the 2018 season.

On NFL cut-down day, the Bills also released 34 players, and traded quarterback AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Hear what our podcast duo had to say about surprise names that made the 53-man roster, the players whose release was surprising, and the ever-evolving punter drama in Western New York.

First up for discussion on the podcast: the news that Nathan Peterman is Buffalo’s starting quarterback in 2018 following a strong showing in the preseason when Peterman completed 80.5 percent of his passes (33 of 41) for 431 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a quarterback rating of 124.7.

The duo talk about the great work done by general manager Brandon Beane in securing a fifth-round draft pick from Oakland for McCarron, a move that gives the Bills 10 draft picks in 2019.

Switching gears to cut-down day, Boccacino and Marino share their thoughts on surprise roster cuts (Corey Coleman and Nick O’Leary in particular) and surprise names that made the roster (Robert Foster, Conor McDermott, and Logan Thomas), though Thomas’ ability to serve as emergency quarterback certainly helped his cause.

In the never-ending saga at punter, Buffalo waived incumbent starter Colton Schmidt and claimed Corey Bojorquez, who will start at punter for the Bills despite not having attempted a punt this preseason. The pressure will be on Bojorquez, the former New Mexico standout, to both consistently boom punts for the Bills and establish a rapport with Stephen Hauschka on field goal and extra point attempts.

Check out our Buffalo Rumblings podcast to catch the complete breakdown from roster cut day, and on the news that Nathan Peterman will start Week 1. Listen here. The Buffalo Rumblings podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbay, Podfanatic, and practically everywhere podcasts are found.

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