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Roster Move Rundown: Buffalo Bills Trim Roster To 50 Players With 5 Cuts

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

The Bills released Thad Lewis on Saturday. Currently, rookies Jeff Tuel and E.J. Manuel are the only two quarterbacks on Buffalo’s roster.

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

The Buffalo Bills have been busy over the last two days. Dan Hope covered Buffalo’s first 18 cuts from Friday, and today the Bills cut an additional five players to trim their roster to 50 players. Buffalo cutting its roster below 53 players should not be considered a surprise, as the team will add recently released players in an attempt to upgrade its roster. Buffalo could use depth at cornerback and along the offensive line.

Saturday’s cuts provided a few surprises that Dan Hope and I missed on our final 53-man roster projections. It’ll be interesting to see which players the Bills add to their roster in the coming days as the team prepares for their Week 1 matchup against the New England Patriots. Without any further ado, here are Buffalo’s five cuts.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings: Preseason Week 2 Live Game Thread

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills improved to 2-0 this preseason with a 20-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

Final Thoughts:

Buffalo moved to 2-0 on Friday night in a game that became closely contested late over the Vikings 20-16.

Kevin Kolb finished well for the Bills, but his rough start cannot be ignored. Manuel came in and played well immediately against the Vikings but was playing against the team’s second and third string players. Buffalo should give Manuel the start next week against the Washington Redskins. If Manuel performs well, the starting quarterback job should belong to the rookie.

For a second consecutive game, Buffalo’s offensive line played well enough to keep their quarterbacks standing and open lanes for the team’s running backs. The team still has a question mark at left guard, but it’s good to see the line playing well.

Many wide receivers played well for Buffalo on Friday night. I don’t envy the coaching staff that needs to cut this group down to six players. The Bills are going to have to let a lot of talent walk away.

On defense, Jerry Hughes continued to build on his strong training camp with two sacks and a forced fumble. Hughes looks like a great fit in Mike Pettine’s defense. Buffalo had four sacks against the Vikings with Marcus Dowtin and Marcell Dareus each getting a sack.

In the preseason you should take everything with a grain of salt, but it certainly appears that Buffalo’s defense is going to be much improved in 2013.

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5 Up, 5 Down: Who Broke Bad for the Buffalo Bills In Preseason Opener vs. Colts?

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Marquise Goodwin may have already locked up the kickoff returner job with his performance on Sunday. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Glenn Gifford

Sunday night marked the long-awaited return of the AMC television hit Breaking Bad. While the world awaits the fate of Walter White, Buffalo Bills fans received a brief glimpse into their possible 2013 fate on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis.

A film review of Sunday’s game has given Buffalo their own version of players who decided, in their season debut with the Bills, to “break bad.” In an effort to remain positive, we will also look at some players who broke bad habits and had a positive debut on Sunday.

Our first installment of “5 Up, 5 Down” for the Bills’ 2013 preseason looks at players who helped or hurt their case to make the Buffalo Bills roster and/or earn greater playing time, although I tried to keep my focus on rookies and players on the bubble to make the team.

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Across the AFC East: Observations from Opening Day of New England Patriots Training Camp

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Will Tim Tebow be on the New England Patriots roster when they play the Buffalo Bills in Week 1? He was unimpressive in his first training camp practice Friday. (Photo: Stew Milne — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills don’t have their first training camp practice until Sunday, but training camps are already underway for the other three AFC East teams. The dominant team in the division, the New England Patriots, began their practice schedule at 9 a.m. Friday.

A Massachusetts resident myself, I made the trip to Foxborough, Mass. to observe the opening day of Patriots practice. The practice was inundated by rain and cool weather, and was not fully padded, but it provided a first glimpse to the 2013 season for Patriots players, coaches and fans.

While it’s never a good idea to make major conclusions off of one practice, here are some observations I noted from the first day at Gillette Stadium.

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