Who are the guaranteed candidates to be part of the Bills’ 53-man roster?

He buffalo bills The front office has many decisions to make in the days and hours ahead. Some of them are obvious and important.

But if we’re being honest, some of those positions on the team are already figured out.

Here it is our list of each player in the bill list That is already a locked template to form the offensive team:


<una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/30977" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Josh Allen;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Josh Allen</a> (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/3QoQZqMrQCreGhJGSLYRMw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs .com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/3fca9d7cdcc5b0d23436b7592657f47b”/><noscript><img alt=Josh Allen (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/3QoQZqMrQCreGhJGSLYRMw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com /en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/3fca9d7cdcc5b0d23436b7592657f47b” class=”caas-img”/>
jose allen (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

List locks: jose allen

more than likely, Kyle Allen will be Josh Allen’s backup after signing this offseason. But Kyle Allen and Matt BarkleyIrregular play in the summer makes them unblocked.


James Cook (Getty)

James Cook (Getty)

List locks: James Cook

Like Kyle Allen, Damian Harris Feels as good a lock as you can be after signing this offseason. Following the injury to Nyheim Hines, Latavius ​​Murray He’s close to a lock like Harris, but his age still makes one curious as to exactly how lock he is.


Bills wide receiver <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/28534" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Stefon Diggs;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Stefan Diggs</a> Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/qXvTl3xarP2y9vWMCR6RSA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/ en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/c8e52df096b16ad46d219e0062bc410e”/><noscript><img alt=Stefan Diggs Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/qXvTl3xarP2y9vWMCR6RSA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/ buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/c8e52df096b16ad46d219e0062bc410e” class=”caas-img”/>
Bills wide receiver Stefan Diggs Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

List locks: Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, deonte harty, Khalil Shakir, justin shorter

Diggs needs little explaining. Davis, Shorter and Shakir still have their rookie contracts. meanwhile harty signed this spring and his contract has him insured for 2023.

Trent Sherfield It currently feels like the closest thing to a roster lockout in the receiving room. He has played very well this summer.


Bills tight end <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/40048" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Dalton Kincaid;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">dalton kincaid</a> (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/hGrutjaXM8MOHugEMAEqGQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com /en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/df1a81c8cf0d2feb52daad43e362fef2″/><noscript><img alt=dalton kincaid (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/hGrutjaXM8MOHugEMAEqGQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en /buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/df1a81c8cf0d2feb52daad43e362fef2″ class=”caas-img”/>

List locks: David Knoxdalton kincaid

knox alone signed an extension last year and Kincaid was the one from Buffalo first round pick. Easy locks. quintin morris He will most likely be No. 3 here due to his special teams prowess.

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(Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig/Getty Images)

(Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig/Getty Images)

List locks: dion dawkins, Spencer Brown, mitch morseO’Cyrus Torrence, david edwards, Connor McGovern, ryan bates

Dawkins and Morse fall into the category of being safe because of their play and leadership. Your contracts also play a role. The rest of the group, either because they’re playing on a rookie contract or because their contract is structured a certain way, they’re going to be locked in.

Yes, even Edwards. The Bills won’t really get any salary relief by letting him go. They will just add unnecessary deadstop space.

In terms of reserve roles, Nick Broeker He’s playing on a rookie contract but is a Round 7 pick. He could end up on the practice squad. david quessenberry He had an inside track to be the swing tackle, but his inconsistent play no longer makes him insurance for that.


bills linebacker <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/24789" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Von Miller;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Von Miller</a> Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/9XQO4zz8TTvEZH7ZlEU6DQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/ en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/f1d01573993b27a068989b522ad180d8″/><noscript><img alt=Von Miller Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/9XQO4zz8TTvEZH7ZlEU6DQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/ buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/f1d01573993b27a068989b522ad180d8″ class=”caas-img”/>
ticket supporter Von Miller Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

List locks: Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, leon floyd

From both their talents as the top three pass-rushers on the Bills’ roster and their contracts, Miller, Floyd and Rousseau aren’t going anywhere.

But here we have some leeway in the rookie contract situation. Because of how deep Buffalo is at the limit, there’s a chance AJ Epenesa or Boogie Basham could be moved before the start of the season. Yes, they both have rookie deals, which means they’d be cheaper to keep, but that also makes them attractive trade pieces.

That brings us to Shaq Lawson. He re-signed with Buffalo this offseason, but he doesn’t contribute as much on special teams as the younger duo. once miller come back from the pup listchances are high someone has to leave…


Bills defensive tackle <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/31841" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Ed Oliver;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">ed oliver</a> Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/qlGAjKTva1IcGxZlZMVgMg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/ en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/a0d181e1f9fe296f2af2a3eb1eb81c80″/><noscript><img alt=ed oliver Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/qlGAjKTva1IcGxZlZMVgMg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/ buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/a0d181e1f9fe296f2af2a3eb1eb81c80″ class=”caas-img”/>
Bills defensive tackle ed oliver Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

List locks: Ed Oliver, daquan jones, Poona Ford, thymus Settle

Settle is secured thanks to his contract restructuring. Jordan Phillips He has just returned to the field after his shoulder injury. His future could depend on how comfortable the Bills coaching staff is with his health.


<una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/30276" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Matt Milano;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Matt Milano</a> #58 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/OsVxOaPPwJt5O8Y9q8_8Xw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https: //media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/90188c1813f66f0836f6d69be2ce5cce”/><noscript><img alt=Matt Milano #58 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/OsVxOaPPwJt5O8Y9q8_8Xw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https:// media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/90188c1813f66f0836f6d69be2ce5cce” class=”caas-img”/>
Matt Milano #58 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

List locks: Matt Milan, tyrel dodson, Tyler Matakevich, Bernardo Terrell, dorian williams

Dodson and Matakevich have their place as important pieces of depth, but their contracts also help. AJ Klein could also become one of them, but his deal doesn’t work in his favor.

Baylon Specter He’s on his rookie contract just like Williams and Bernard, but the practice squad is still a possibility. He is not influencing the discussion to replace tremaine edmunds much more.


<una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/33978" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Kaiir Elam;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">kair elam</a> #24 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/IP1vnrcr.axjD2MrhMcSqw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA– /https://media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/f694dea9e8e5e07daf7ed9ec1d191a21″/><noscript><img alt=kair elam #24 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/IP1vnrcr.axjD2MrhMcSqw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https ://media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/f694dea9e8e5e07daf7ed9ec1d191a21″ class=”caas-img”/>
kair elam #24 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

List locks: Tre’Davious White, Taron Johnson, daniel jackson, christian benford

White and Johnson are cornerstones of the Bills’ secondary. At some point, the hope would have been that Kaiir Elam’s name would be in that very discussion. Instead, either Jackson or Benford will be the second corner.

Elam ended up playing well into the second half against the chicago bears in Buffalo’s preseason finale. It is more than likely that he will be part of the squad, but is there any possibility that they will change him? It’s entirely possible right now.

Siran NealDefensor’s versatility and special teams performance make him an important piece. However, there are salary cap savings if they let him go.

cam lewis he was marked as a deep safety and cornerback on the team’s depth chart. A good sign, but not a closed sign for him.


Buffalo Bills security <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/26782" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Micah Hyde;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Micah Hyde</a> (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/75ihuNbyu1mNRinXRVAWIw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en /buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_articles_253/fd02745967a272f218a6279e816f4128″/><noscript><img alt=Micah Hyde (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/75ihuNbyu1mNRinXRVAWIw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today _sports_articles_253 /fd02745967a272f218a6279e816f4128″ class=”caas-img”/>
Buffalo Bills security Micah Hyde (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

List locks: Micah Hyde, jordan poyer, taylor rapp, damar hamlin

The safety position could be locked from top to bottom. following his heart attackHamlin has made an amazing recovery and has made a few plays during the preseason. He’s not perfect, but his contract helps him establish a position.


ticket punter <una clase="enlace " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/26788" datos-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" datos-ylk="slk:Sam Martin;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">sam martin</a> (USAT).” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/OQILRsDxdumzC8JaqBVapg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc3Mw–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_ articles_253/ 4ab1a09012ab9b11d21e5c16148593bb”/><noscript><img alt=sam martin (USAT).” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/OQILRsDxdumzC8JaqBVapg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc3Mw–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/buffalo_bills_wire_usa_today_sports_ar ticles_253/4ab1a09012ab9b11d21e5c16148593bb” class=”caas-img”/>

List locks: low tyler, Reid Fergusonsam martin

The Bills have three main special teams players. None of them had competition this summer.

The story originally appeared on Bills Wire.

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