The Buffalo Bills have made their finals cuts and the roster now sits at 53 players. Below are the Buffalo Bills who were released per Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com as well as one player moved to the injured reserve.
OL Zebrie Sanders to IR: Sanders had a rough training camp and preseason for the Bills. He must have shown the Bills enough potential to place him on the injured reserve. The Bills hope that Sanders can be their swing tackle of the future.
RB Zach Brown- Zach Brown will have trouble catching on elsewhere. He was brought onto the Bills late in training camp after the Bills released Chris Douglas. He is not likely to catch on elsewhere.
RB Johnny White- White was simply outplayed by Tashard Choice. The second year running back, did not do enough to prove he was worthy of a roster spot with the Bills. He is young enough that he could catch on with another team.
WR Kamar Aiken- Kamar Aiken is a talented young WR that the Bills like. He has practice squad eligibility so I would not be surprised if the Bills gave him a spot.
WR Marcus Easley- It was a tale of too little, too late for Marcus Easley. While he had a great outing against the Lions in the preseason finale, Easley was buried on the Bills depth chart. He is the only other wide receiver with practice squad eligibility so I think the Bills will try to place him on their practice squad and give him one last opportunity to make the team in 2013.
WR Derek Hagan- On August 2nd, Chan Gailey called Hagan a near lock to make the roster. Hagan, was beyond impressive in training camp, but his performance did not carry over to the preseason. Needing to cut the roster down, Hagan was let go. Hagan has a great chance to catch on elsewhere.
WR Ruvell Martin- Martin as a receiver is not anything special. Martin's greatest asset is his special teams play. Due to John Potter's ability to kick the ball through the end zone, Martin was not needed by the Bills. Martin will catch on with another team on special teams.
WR Naaman Roosevelt- Roosevelt has great hands and is another talented special teams player. Unfortunately, Roosevelt was buried on the Bills depth chart and with the Bills only keeping five wide receivers, he didn't stand a chance to make the team. Roosevelt has a chance to catch on elsewhere as wide receivers are a position that teams are always looking to upgrade at. His special teams play will also help his cause.
TE Kevin Brock- Brock was the third tight end on the team, so his chances of making the team were slim. The Bills are keeping their starting two tight-ends as well as Dorin Dickerson, an H-Back. Mike Caussin is also on the PUP/Reserve list. Brock has a chance to catch on elsewhere in a reserve role.
OL David Snow- David Snow was an obvious cut choice. He did nothing to stand out for the Bills and his chances of catching on elsewhere are not great.
OL Mark Asper- Asper, one of the Bills 2012 draft picks, was very inconsistent for the Bills. His release should not come as a surprise. That said, he is young and raw as an athlete so he has a chance to be signed by another team.
OL James Carmon- For every good play Carmon made, there were two or three poor plays. Carmon is another raw athlete who is young and has practice squad eligibility. I'm not sure that the Bills keep him around, but if a team is looking for a project player, Carmon would be a good choice.
OL Keith Williams- Williams did not have much of a chance to make the team. His inconsistent play did him no favors and he may have trouble finding work elsewhere.
DE Robert Eddins- The Bills only planned on keeping four defensive ends and it was no secret that Kyle Moore was the favorite to win the job. Eddins did a nice job with the Bills so I would not be surprised if he was placed on the team's practice squad. Eddins has a good chance of being signed elsewhere if the Bills do not keep him around.
DT Dwan Edwards- Edwards had a big salary and was a backup on the Bills defensive line. The Bills saved four-million dollars by releasing Edwards so the move made plenty of sense. Edwards is best suited for a 3-4 defense and will definitely be signed by another NFL franchise.
DT Jarron Gilbert- Gilbert played very well for the Bills and I'm sure he was a tough player to cut. Gilbert has practice squad eligibility, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Bills kept him around as a reward for his solid play.
DT Kellen Heard- Everything I said about Jarron Gilbert, I could say about Heard. Everything except the part about having practice squad eligibility. The Bills cannot keep Heard around, but there is no doubt he'll be signed by another NFL franchise.
LB Tank Carder- Carder, another rookie drafted by the Bills, was surprising to many Bills fans. Carder was solid at the start of training camp, but as camp moved on, Carder lost a lot momentum. Today Carder tweeted that it wasn't "the right fit." Carder's tweet implied that he didn't expect to even make the Bills practice squad. I will admit that I am surprised the Bills do not plan on inviting Carder to their practice squad. Carder has a great chance to catch on with another NFL team.
LB Scott McKillop- Once Carder tweeted that he was released, I thought McKillop's job was safe. He had a great training camp and preseason. It was rather surprising to hear that the Bills kept Chris White in favor of McKillop, but White must have done enough to impress the Bills. McKillop's impressive off-season will result in another team signing him.
DB Nick Saenz- Saenz was competing for a safety spot, but was far behind Delano Howell. His release is not a surprise, but he may catch on with another team, most likely on a practice squad.
DB Isaiah Green- Green was a late addition to the Bills, but he made the most of his opportunity. Unfortunately, he was the odd man out in terms of the Bills defensive backs. Green has practice squad eligibility and I think the Bills will offer him a spot.
P Shawn Powell- Powell finished the preseason strong, but Brian Moorman is one of the best punters in the game. Powell didn't have a real shot here in Buffalo, but his preseason play may earn him a look with another team.