Buffalo Bills 2018 Roster Tracker
Here's a list of Bills' cuts, with the rest of the cutdown to 53 due to come shortly. The Bills just traded AJ McCarron to the Raiders, according to various reports. No word on what the Bills got in return.
Brandon Reilly, WR: The sure-handed receiver nearly made the roster last season. A broken rib kept him off the field during training camp, leaving him little chance to distinguish himself in a crowded field. - Bucky Gleason
Corey Coleman, WR: The Bills traded a seventh-round pick for Coleman, a former first-round pick of the Browns who grossly underachieved. He appeared out of sorts and seemed like he lacked competitiveness during his brief stint with Buffalo. - Bucky Gleason
Gerhard de Beer, OL: He was a former University of Arizona track athlete who was considered a project. He could return as a practice player to continue his development. The Bills are desperate for upgrades on the OL. - Bucky Gleason
Tanner Vallejo, LB: Former Boise State star was a sixth-round pick last season. He looked like a tweener - not big enough (6-1, 216) to play linebacker in the NFL and not fast enough to play safety. - Bucky Gleason
Cam Phillips, WR: The rookie was a long shot after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech. He had two catches for 12 yards in the preseason. He might be able to play in the NFL with more seasoning. - Bucky Gleason
Dean Marlowe, DB: He was signed to the Bills' practice squad late last season after he was released by Carolina. Marlowe made the Panthers' roster as an undrafted free agent in 2015, when Sean McDermott was their defensive coordinator. -Bucky Gleason
Ryan Russell, DE: Dallas selected him in the fifth round in 2015, but he played only one game for the Cowboys. He had three sacks in 22 games over two seasons with Tampa Bay before signing with Buffalo in late July. - Bucky Gleason
Breon Borders, CB: Borders was a borderline candidate at a position of need for the Bills. He made a late interception in the legendary win over the Bears on Thursday night. Always amazed how people think a big play in the fourth preseason game could win guys real jobs. -- Jerry Sullivan.
Keith Towbridge, TE: He couldn't have asked for a better finish to the preseason than catching the game-winning TD from AJ McCarron, but it wasn't enough to join Jason Croom, Khari Lee, Logan Thomas and Nick O'Leary in a battle to back up veteran Charles Clay. - Bucky Gleason
Albert Havili, DL: Havili was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 15. He lacked size and failed to catch up in a short amount of time with the Bills. - Bucky Gleason
Adam Redmond, C: The Bills liked his size (6-6, 300) and smarts (Harvard grad) but didn't have a spot for him with Ryan Groy and Russell Bodine locks to make the roster. The Bills need help, however, and could turn to him again if he's available. - Bucky Gleason
Mo Porter, OL: The tackle was a long shot after signing as an unrestricted free agent out of Baylor. - Bucky Gleason
Tyrunn Walker, DT: Walker, a seventh-year pro who played 16 games for the Rams a year ago, was a long shot to make the team. As Sal Maiorana of the Democrat & Chronicle points out, he did have his picture on the team roster page. - Jerry Sullivan
Sam Rogers, FB: Rogers, a sixth-round pick of the Rams in 2017, was waived by LA in May and picked up by the Bills. Went to Virginia Tech. -- Jerry Sullivan
Malachi Dupre, WR: Yet another wideout who couldn't make the Bills' dubious corps, Dupre was a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2017. He was waived last September and moved on to the Buffalo practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster on Dec. 26, but didn't see action. - Jerry Sullivan
Kelcie McCray, S: Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that McCray had been cut. Another non-surprise, McCray was out of football last season and was competing for a spot in perhaps the Bills' strongest position group. The veteran was an undrafted free agent by the Dolphins in 2012, out of Arkansas State.