One of the most watched positions at Bills camp was wide receiver because the team didn’t have a defined pecking order behind Stevie Johnson.
Things still haven’t become totally clear in terms of roles, but we now know the receivers that will make up the depth chart. The Bills cut wide receivers Kamar Aiken, Marcus Easley, Derek Hagan, Ruvell Martin and Naaman Roosevelt as part of their moves to make the 53-man roster limit, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.
Hagan and Roosevelt each drew some good notices at points during camp, but the team obviously didn’t like any of them enough to keep space for them on the 53-man roster. That means David Nelson, Donald Jones, third-round pick T.J. Graham and sometime quarterback Brad Smith will round out the receiving corps.
Graham also reports that the Bills will not cut Tyler Thigpen, leaving him and Tarvaris Jackson as the backups for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Before the deal for Jackson, there was a thought that either Thigpen or Vince Young would be on the chopping block because of Smith’s versatility. Whether because of Jackson’s unfamiliarity with the offense or some other reason, the Bills decided they were better off with a third quarterback to start the season.