With the Bills choosing to add a running back with their vacant roster spot to make up for the loss of an injured Fred Jackson, instead of a WR with the loss of Nelson, it defines Buffalo’s roles at wideout now a bit better.
Buffalo now has the following receivers, who all should be available Sunday.
Donald Jones, Stevie Johnson, T.J. Graham, Ruvell Martin and if needed Brad Smith.
Chan Gailey makes it the receiver’s responsibility to know all of the wideout positions in the event that something like a season-ending injury happens to one of the regulars. With that now the case you could argue that all of the remaining wideouts could handle Nelson’s slot receiver role.
However, Donald Jones spent a great deal of time taking reps in the slot in the spring practices and was even kicked inside a good deal in training camp. We’ll wait and see what we get on Sunday, but I think it’s very likely that Jones becomes the primary slot receiver in three wide sets and guys like Graham and Martin take Jones’ role outside when Jones moves inside. C.J. Spiller is also a slot option, but that would seem more likely in a four wide look.
Tags: Brad Smith, David Nelson, Donald Jones, Ruvell Martin, Stevie Johnson, T.J. Graham
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