The Buffalo Bills have officially announced their 53-man roster and will begin to prepare the team for their Week 1 regular season matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. With the roster cuts that are taking place around the NFL, look for the Bills to actively pursue players on the waiver wire.
Perhaps Shawn Nelson and Reggie Corner were the two most notable names that the Bills trimmed from their roster. Nelson, a fourth round pick, looked high on potential but his production was limited via suspensions and injuries. Reggie Corner appeared in a total of 44 games for the Bills and served as a depth cornerback. With the recent roster cuts made by the Bills’ front office, only 19 players from the Dick Jauron era remain on the Bills current roster. The Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey regime has proven that they are determined to establish their philosophy on a team that is in search of stability. Whether you support the decisions being made in the Bills front office or not, there is still a sense of consistency that is being generated that is much needed. The unity in the front office is producing difficult decisions to be enforced and ultimately composing a potent core of players in the locker room.
After trimming their roster, the Bills have remained active by claiming tight end Lee Smith off of waivers from the New England Patriots. Smith has the potential to establish himself as a weapon in the Bills offense that has lacked consistent tight end play. Smith started 24 of 48 games at Marshall and finished his career with 75 catches for 791 yards and three touchdowns. With his physical style of play, Lee has the opportunity to enforce himself as a blocking tight end for the Bills. Other notable additions to the Bills practice squad are the addition of quarterback Levi Brown (again), retention of defensive tackle Michael Jasper, and addition of defensive back/ wildcat specialist Joshua Nesbitt. Stay tuned for more Bills waiver wire activity.