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By SI Wire
August 07, 2014

The Buffalo Bills were among the first NFL teams to release their first preseason depth chart. The Bills and Giants kicked off the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on August 2. They released their first depth chart on July 28.

E.J. Manuel, in his second NFL season, gets the starting nod at quarterback, with Thad Lewis behind him. 

Sammy Watkins, the fourth pick of this year's draft, gets top billing at one of Buffalo's two wide receiver spots. 

The defense is headlined by two new acquisitions at linebacker: Keith Rivers and Brandon Spikes.


WR: Robert Woods | Mike Williams | Chris Hogan | Marcus Easley/Chris Summers/Tori Gurley

LT: Cordy Glenn | Seantrel Henderson | Edawn Coughman

​LG: Chis Williams | Cyril Richardson | Antoine McClain

C: Eric Wood | Doug Legursky | Macky MacPherson | Jared Wheeler

RG: Kraig Urbik | Chris Hairston | J.J. 'Unga

RT: Erik Pears | Cyrus Kouandjio

TE: Scott Chandler | Lee Smith | Tony Moeaki | Chris Gragg/Dominique Jones

QB: EJ Manuel | Thad Lewis | Jeff Tuel | Dennis Dixon

RB: C.J. Spiller | Fred Jackson | Anthony Dixon | Bryce Brown/Ronnie Wingo

​FB: Frank Summers | Evan Rodriguez

WR: Sammy Watkins | Marquise Goodwin | T.J. Graham | Kevin Elliot/Caleb Holley/Naaman Roosevelt


DE: Mario Williams | Jarius Wynn | Ike Igbinosun

DT: Kyle Williams | Corbin Bryant | Damien Jacobs | Landon Cohen

DT: Marcell Dareus | Alan Branch | Stefan Charles

DE: Jerry Hughes | Manny Lawson | Jacquies Smith | Bryan Johnson

SLB: Keith Rivers | Randell Johnson | Jimmy Gaines

MLB: Brandon Spikes | Preston Brown | Ty Powell

WLB: Nigel Bradham | Stevenson Sylvester | Xavius Boyd

LCB: Leodis McKelvin | Corey Graham | Ross Cockrell | Michael Carter/Bobby Felder

S: Da'Norris Searcy | Duke Williams | Jajuan Harley | Derek Brim

S: Aaron Williams | Jonathan Meeks | Kenny Ladler | Deon Broomfield

RCB: Stephon Gilmore | Nickell Robey | Ron Brooks | Mario Butler/Kamaal McIlwain

Special teams

K: Dan Carpenter | Dustin Hopkins

P: KR: Marquise Goodwin | T.J. Graham | Sammy Watkins | C.J. Spiller

PR: Leodis McKelvin | Nickell Robey | Robert Woods

LS: Garrison Sanborn | Lee Smith

H: Brian Moorman | Jake Dombrowski

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