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Bills camp battles: Cody Ford, Jon Feliciano to get first crack at guard in preseason opener

One of the Buffalo Bills’ battles where a starting position is up for grabs is at guard, where three qualified NFL-caliber guards are fighting for two spots. So how is it shaking out with Ike Boettger, Jon Feliciano, and Cody Ford?

Once again, Ford finds himself changing positions, as he is listed at right guard on the team’s newly released depth chart. He started the first half of the season at left guard in 2020 before suffering a leg injury.

Feliciano is the first man up at left guard after spending the second half of the season at right guard in 2020. He missed the first part of 2020 with a torn pectoral muscle but still signed a nice contract extension this offseason.

Ike Boettger is the odd man out. The Restricted Free Agent will be second in line during Friday night’s preseason opener. For what it’s worth, he’s listed at right guard on the depth chart but on Saturday was rotating with Feliciano at left guard.

Any of the three can still end up at either starting guard position, so it will be a battle to keep monitoring.

2021 Buffalo Bills Offseason Depth Chart

Position Starter Backup Reserve
Position Starter Backup Reserve
QB Josh Allen Mitchell Trubisky*
RB1 Zack Moss Matt Breida* Taiwan Jones
RB2 Devin Singletary
FB Reggie Gilliam
WR1 Stefon Diggs Jake Kumerow Marquez Stevenson+
WR2 Emmanuel Sanders* Gabriel Davis
SWR Cole Beasley Isaiah McKenzie
TE Dawson Knox Tommy Sweeney
LT Dion Dawkins Spencer Brown+
LG Jon Feliciano
C Mitch Morse Ryan Bates
RG Cody Ford Ike Boettger
RT Daryl Williams Tommy Doyle+
LE Mario Addison Greg Rousseau+ Efe Obada*
NT Star Lotulelei Vernon Butler Harrison Phillips
DT Ed Oliver Justin Zimmer
RE Jerry Hughes A.J. Epenesa Carlos Basham+
MLB Tremaine Edmunds A.J. Klein Tyler Matakevich
WLB Matt Milano Tyrel Dodson Andre Smith
CB Tre'Davious White
FS Jordan Poyer Damar Hamlin+
SS Micah Hyde Jaquan Johnson
NB Taron Johnson Siran Neal
CB Levi Wallace Dane Jackson
K Tyler Bass
P Matt Haack*
LS
KR/PR Isaiah McKenzie Marquez Stevenson+