As the Buffalo Bills make preparations to start OTAs next Tuesday (May 29), some players are going to need to make a strong impression on head coach Chan Gailey about how badly they want to be part of the Buffalo Bills in 2012.
The defensive players will be looking to absorb as much information as soon as possible from new defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt and then demonstrate how well they have retained that information on the practice field.
What is at stake are the jobs of quite a few Bills players who are on the proverbial bubble. The Bills organization has done a much better job of building up the roster depth, thanks to the efforts of Buddy Nix, Doug Whaley and company.
Today we will look at 25 Bills players who are in various degrees of job insecurity, based on the roster depth at their position. Some of these players are in jeopardy over the size of their contract, their advanced age, lack of production, injury history, performance issues, or no longer have a true position due to a new scheme change.
We will list the players alphabetically and give the rationale for why each player is in some degree of jeopardy. Please note that some players from this list will make the 2012 Bills final roster; we obviously don't know who to be sure. But that is what makes the upcoming offseason something to look forward to. There is lots of competition for jobs up and down the roster. It should ultimately make the Bills a better team because of it.
All 2012 salary cap hit figures are courtesy of Spotrac.com. You can find the link to the Bills salary cap figures right here.