Wide receiver Brad Smith’s time in Buffalo appears likely to come to an end. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)
BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis
With the NFL Draft now passed, the Buffalo Bills’ roster is unlikely to see many changes heading into training camp. The Bills drafted eight players and added 16 more as undrafted free agents. There is a lot of talent among the 24 rookies and each of the undrafted players stands a good chance to make the roster. With the roster standing at about 90 players, some veterans could have a hard time competing with this fresh crop of players to make the team.
With first-round pick E.J. Manuel likely competing with free-agent acquisition Kevin Kolb for the starting quarterback job, Tarvaris Jackson looks to be the odd man out.
Jackson joined Buffalo in 2012 and is one of the better backups in the league. However, he faces a similar situation as he did a year ago when the Seahawks signed Matt Flynn and drafted Russell Wilson.
Undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel will also challenge for a roster spot. Tuel possesses the physical tools desired in a quarterback and would be an ideal developmental third-stringer.