Inside The Bills

Roster move down to WR or RB

Posted by Chris Brown on September 10, 2012 – 6:14 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked what the impending roster move would be with David Nelson soon to go to injured reserve. The question is whether they add a running back or wide receiver.

“We’re still in the decision making stage about how exactly we’re going to handle that scenario,” said Gailey late Monday afternoon.

Buffalo does have capable receiver talent available with knowledge of the offensive system in practice squad receivers Kamar Aiken and Marcus Easley. Naaman Roosevelt, who has spent two years in this system is on the street and is capable of working out of the slot, which was Nelson’s primary role.

It should be mentioned that Donald Jones got a ton of work in the slot this past spring and summer and is expected to fill that role at least in the short term.

When asked if they might add a running back with the open roster spot, Gailey said it’s “possible.”

Buffalo currently has no running back on their practice squad, and they might just bide their time on adding a running back until they know the exact prognosis of Fred Jackson coming off his knee injury.


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