Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has some tough decisions to make regarding the team’s final 53-man roster, and the time to make those decisions is quickly running out.
The Bills open up the 2012 regular season on September 9 against the New York Jets, which is just two weeks away. With just one preseason game left on the schedule, the remaining opportunities for players to make their marks are few and far between.
Carving out a final roster takes an endless amount of time, preparation and foresight. Players, too, put in so much hard work to prove they’re worthy of a coveted NFL roster spot. But at the end of the day, each team can only keep 53 players leading up to game day.
Buffalo has more depth this year than in recent seasons, which is a good thing when trimming the roster. However, that doesn’t take away the importance of deciding whom to keep and whom to let go.
Here are five players who will be the toughest for the Bills to cut heading into the regular season.