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Buffalo Bills depth chart, pre-2015 NFL free agency edition

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What does the Buffalo Bills' depth chart look like without all of their pending free agents, and before the 2015 league year begins? Let's take a look.

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NFL depth charts can be manipulated in many different ways to look either loaded or dire, and we're taking the latter approach in building a Buffalo Bills depth chart prior to the start of the 2015 NFL offseason, which kicks into high gear next Tuesday with the start of free agency.

The purpose of the depth chart you see below is to strip the roster down to its functional core. As such, we have removed the following player types from the chart:

  • Bills free agents (UFA, RFA, ERFA)
  • Players who did not have significant roles in 2014, excepting recent draft picks

You're left, as a general rule, with the team's stars, starters, key role players, and most prominent developmental projects. Everyone has a pretty good idea, at this point, who the top Bills free agents are. Does a different look at the depth chart change your perspective on what needs should be addressed first?

Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve
WR 10 Robert Woods 88 Marquise Goodwin
LT 77 Cordy Glenn
LG Richie Incognito 74 Chris Williams
C 70 Eric Wood
RG 60 Kraig Urbik 68 Cyril Richardson
RT 66 Seantrel Henderson 71 Cyrus Kouandjio
TE 84 Scott Chandler 89 Chris Gragg
WR 14 Sammy Watkins
QB 3 EJ Manuel
TE 48 MarQueis Gray
RB 22 Fred Jackson 26 Anthony Dixon 35 Bryce Brown
Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve
DE 96 Stefan Charles
DT 95 Kyle Williams
NT 99 Marcell Dareus
RE 94 Mario Williams
SLB 91 Manny Lawson 58 Randell Johnson
MLB 52 Preston Brown 57 Ty Powell
WLB 50 Kiko Alonso 53 Nigel Bradham
CB 21 Leodis McKelvin 37 Nickell Robey 29 Ross Cockrell
S 23 Aaron Williams
S 27 Duke Williams 30 Bacarri Rambo
CB 24 Stephon Gilmore 20 Corey Graham 33 Ron Brooks
Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve
K 2 Dan Carpenter
P 6 Colton Schmidt
LS 65 Garrison Sanborn