NFL Roster Cuts: Brandon Tate and Several Players Buffalo Bills Should Target

Robert Quinn@@RQuinn619Correspondent ISeptember 4, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 02:  Brandon Tate #19 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as Reshad Jones #20 of the Miami Dolphins chases after him on January 2, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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After an exasperating day for almost 1,000 players vying for a roster spot in the National Football League, there still is time for teams to improve. Surprising moves like the release of New England Patriots safety, Brandon Meriweather, were unexpected, while others were clear-cut. 

With a look at the 2011 Buffalo Bills depth chart, there still are holes that need to be filled, and here are some players worth taking a look at. 


Offensive Line

The Bills' offensive line is still shaky, especially after the release of Geoff Hangarter, as well as Mansfield Wrotto and Cordero Howard. However, the position needing most help and depth is at right tackle. 

Offensive tackle, Chris Campbell, released by the Green Bay Packers, never really had a chance at playing time due to their tackle situation locked down. Now the 24-year old that stands 6'5" and weighs 327 pounds, could add some of the beef that the Bills' coaching staff wants on the offensive line. 

Another player who never really had a chance to shine is offensive tackle Selvish Capers, once a highly touted prospect out of West Virginia. Released by the Washington Redskins, the 25-year old could play outside, as well as slide in to guard if need be. 


Wide Receiver

Let's be honest here. Nobody expected wide receiver, Ruvell Martin, signed just over a week ago to make the final 53-man roster. The New England Patriots released Brandon Tate and made an immediate upgrade in the deep ball threat.

Last year was his first real chance at seeing playing time, and caught 24 passes for 432 yards and three touchdowns, displaying real speed and averaging 18 yards-per-reception. Buddy Nix should take a look at him. 



With just four cornerbacks on the Bills' roster, Terrence McGee, Leodis McKelvin, Aaron Williams and Drayton Florence, there definitely will be a signing very soon. But who?

The Denver Broncos released Perrish Cox after his rookie year in which he made 58 tackles, forced two fumbles, deflected 14 passes, and intercepted one. However, he is in an ugly legal situation right now, as he is accused of drugging, raping, and impregnating a female victim. 

The Miami Dolphins released Will Allen and although he is 33-years old, he can still play. Despite missing most of the 2010 season with injuries, in 2009, the 11-year veteran made 50 tackles, deflected 15 passes and intercepted three more. Bringing in Allen could add some veteran leadership and depth to a weakened secondary. 



George Wilson is currently the starting strong safety, with Bryan Scott and rookie Da'Norris Searcy behind him, but the free safety position needs some depth behind Jairus Byrd. 

The Miami Dolphins released Gerald Alexander days after signing with them, but could be a valuable commodity to the Bills safety corps. Entering his fifth-year, the former Boise State standout has been highly productive when healthy. In his four-year career, he has made 159 tackles, two sacks, forced three fumbles, intercepted four passes and deflected 14 more. 


Honorable Mentions 

QB Pat Devlin

G Bobbie Williams (formerly of Cincinnati Bengals)

CB Walter McFadden (formerly of Oakland Raiders)

CB Chevis Jackson (formerly of Carolina Panthers)

CB DeAngelo Smith (formerly of Cleveland Browns)

S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (formerly of Dallas Cowboys)

S Quinten Demps (formerly of Philadelphia Eagles)

S Myron Rolle (formerly of Tennessee Titants