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#1 ChanOverChin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

With the roster now to 55 players, there are some questions to be answered:  1. Who are the last 2 players to be cut?  2.  Who will the Bills seek to acquire before Week 1??   I think DT I. Cross is next in line to be cut I've heard that the Bills are trying to trade B. Scott, which is curious.  Dowtin can play ILB and OLB so he could be the #4 ILB.  Dowtin and Westerman, who Pettine had with the Jets look to be safe. Troup or C. Bryant could gone as well.  One would have to think that the Bills are looking fo some help at CB (M. Trufant is available), backup QB (Bills may only keep two and let Lewis go once Manuel is cleared to play), backup OL (add a player to Legursky with Legursky hurt), and possibly backup TE (a very weak group IMHO).  

WR Stevie Johnson Robert Woods Chris Hogan
LT Cordy Glenn Thomas Welch
LG Colin Brown
C Eric Wood Doug Legursky
RG Kraig Urbik
RT Erik Pears Sam Young   
TE Scott Chandler Lee Smith Chris Gragg   
WR T.J. Graham Marquise Goodwin Marcus Easley
QB EJ Manuel Jeff Tuel Thaddeus Lewis
FB Frank Summers
RB C.J. Spiller Fred Jackson Tashard Choice
RE Mario Williams Jerry Hughes Jamie Blatnick
DT Kyle Williams Jay Ross Izaan Cross
NT Marcell Dareus Alan Branch Torell Troup
DE Alex Carrington Corbin Bryant
WLB Nigel Bradham Bryan Scott
MLB Kiko Alonso Arthur Moats
SLB Manny Lawson Marcus Dowtin Jamaal Westerman
RCB Stephon Gilmore Justin Rogers
SS Aaron Williams Da'Norris Searcy Jonathan Meeks
FS Jairus Byrd Duke Williams
LCB Leodis McKelvin Ron Brooks Nickell Robey
K Dustin Hopkins
P Shawn Powell
LS Garrison Sanborn

Edited by Just Jack, 30 August 2013 - 06:55 PM.
fixed formatting and title


#2 RuntheDamnBall

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Urbik was a solid pickup off the camp cuts a few years ago.  One can hope another good prospect of that pedigree is available.  Who knows.  I doubt they will find more than one scrap-heap guy who is a really strong contributor, though.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

View PostRuntheDamnBall, on 30 August 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

Urbik was a solid pickup off the camp cuts a few years ago.  One can hope another good prospect of that pedigree is available.  Who knows.  I doubt they will find more than one scrap-heap guy who is a really strong contributor, though.
The Bills are actually pretty good at that. That is either good scouting or bad depth

#4 ChanOverChin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

Getting a vet CB is a must with Gilmore expected to miss at least 6 games.  Maybe even trade for one.  I would be on the lookout for a decent vet QB to pickup as well.  T. Lewis could be a good developmental player, but he's not ready to help us now if needed.  With Legursky injured and not how long he'll be out the Bills might be forced to sign a vet OC/OG to backup Wood.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 30 August 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

The Bills are actually pretty good at that. That is either good scouting or bad depth
Little of column A, little of column B.

This team and injuries, though.

F--- sakes.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

This thread is necessary?

Seriously.

#7 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

View PostNanker, on 30 August 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

This thread is necessary?

Seriously.

It really isn't, but not a surprise given the OP.  Rather typical.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:03 PM

I would have to think they pick up a guard and another OL and a CB. They really,really need a Guard. No update on Legursky. Last they said is that it was probably a major injury. Can't imagine they would go into the season with no backup guards and no backup center. What the heck will they do during a game when someone gets injured? It always happens. No depth whatsoever.

#9 ChanOverChin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:23 PM

If you don't care about the makeup of the Bills' roster then why are you here??

#10 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:28 PM

View PostChanOverChin, on 30 August 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:

If you don't care about the makeup of the Bills' roster then why are you here??

The point is the redundancy of this thread's subject matter with it already being discussed in the pinned thread: http://forums.twobil...lls-release-18/

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 30 August 2013 - 07:28 PM, said:

The point is the redundancy of this thread's subject matter with it already being discussed in the pinned thread: http://forums.twobil...lls-release-18/

This is a good thread. Kudos to OP for summarizing.

#12 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:41 PM

View Posttexasabres, on 30 August 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

This is thread cluttering TSW with subject matter already being discussed in a pinned thread that :censored: everybody can already see. a good thread. Kudos to  I wish the OP for summarizing.would stop populating TSW with unnecessary threads and instead post some fresh content for discussion.
Fixed that for you Noob. :D

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:46 PM

View Posttexasabres, on 30 August 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

This is a good thread. Kudos to OP for summarizing.
Agreed, got no time to go through 15 pages of the usual drivel.

Hogan stands out like a sore thumb... and I can see more than 1 of the other scrubs dumped for waiver wire pick-ups.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Troup and Cross.

If Trufant is an option, then Hogan can go.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

View Postthe skycap, on 30 August 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

Troup and Cross.

If Trufant is an option, then Hogan can go.

Hogan is a keeper, a Wes Welker type of player

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

View PostRico, on 30 August 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

Agreed, got no time to go through 15 pages of the usual drivel.

Hogan stands out like a sore thumb... and I can see more than 1 of the other scrubs dumped for waiver wire pick-ups.

Says a man with 14,000+ forum posts to his credit. :lol:

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

View PostCSBill, on 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM, said:

Hogan is a keeper, a Wes Welker type of player
The next Wes Welker? Oh I didn't know that, excellent!

#18 RuntheDamnBall

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:04 PM

View PostCSBill, on 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM, said:

Hogan is a keeper, a Wes Welker type of player
Yeah, he's pretty much just like the guy, except for 35 lbs heavier, four inches taller, not as fast, and not one of the top 75 receivers in NFL history.

#19 ChanOverChin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

I think we'll see a vet CB added, which is why C. Butler was released.  With only 5 CBs on the roster and Gilmore out for at least 6 games you've got to think that Whaley will sign a vet CB.  If we assume that that happens then 3 guys have to go.  I'm going to say that Cross and C. Bryant get cut.  After that it could be any one of many players including QB T. Lewis (if Manuel is healthy enough to start), Troup, Welch, Westerman, or even J. Rogers or Meeks.  OT J'Marcus Webb (Bears) is too good to not get picked up pretty quickly.  CB M. Trufant is a quality player.  TE T. Scheffler would compliment Chandler and L. Smith well.  QB D. Dixon (Eagles/Steelers) has experience and is better than what we have behind Manuel.  DT Ant. Garay (Jets) was a surprise cut who Pettine might be interested in.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

View PostRuntheDamnBall, on 30 August 2013 - 08:04 PM, said:

Yeah, he's pretty much just like the guy, except for 35 lbs heavier, four inches taller, not as fast, and not one of the top 75 receivers in NFL history.

But, he is white. Therefor, he is basically Wes Welker, right?