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Bills with practice squad eligibility

Posted by Chris Brown on September 2, 2016 – 9:21 am

With the league deadline to reduce roster to 53 coming Saturday at 4 pm, here’s a look at those players who have practice squad eligibility, knowing just 24 hours later released players can be signed to an NFL club’s 10-player practice squad.

Players who are locks to make the 53-man roster were not listed (e.g. Ronald Darby). We’ve included players on this list who were released in the first cut to 75.

LB Bryson Albright
TE Blake Annen
WR Kain Colter
DL Lavar Edwards
LS Reid Ferguson
K Jordan Gay
RB Mike Gillislee
FB Glenn Gronkowski
OL Ryan Groy
LB Randell Johnson
C Robert Kugler
OL Jamison Lalk
WR Dez Lewis
OT Marquis Lucas
OT Chris Martin
TE Jimmay Mundine
TE Nick O’Leary
WR Walter Powell
G Cyril Richardson
CB Sammy Seamster
LB Eric Striker
LB Max Valles
RB James Wilder Jr.
DT Justin Zimmer


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Bills practice squad eligibility list

Posted by Chris Brown on August 21, 2014 – 3:56 pm

With the new rules expanding the Bills practice squad from eight to 10 players and allowing players with up to two accrued NFL seasons to serve on a practice squad here’s a breakdown of the players who are eligible from Buffalo’s roster.

The first list identifies what players are eligible under the original designation of practice squad player. These are the players who could make up the first eight spots.

QB – Dennis Dixon

RB – Ronnie Wingo

WR – Caleb Holley, Chris Summers, Sammy Watkins

TE – Dominique Jones

OL – Seantrel Henderson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Macky MacPherson, Antoine McClain, Cyril Richardson, J.J. ‘Unga, Jared Wheeler

DE – Ike Igbinosun, Bryan Johnson, Jacquies Smith

DT – Stefan Charles, Damien Jacobs

LBs – Xavius Boyd, Preston Brown, Jimmy Gaines, Randell Johnson, Ty Powell 

CBs – Ross Cockrell, Sam Miller, Bobby Felder, Kamaal McIlwain

 S – Derek Brim, Deon Broomfield, JaJuan Harley, Kenny Ladler, Jonathan Meeks

K/P – Jake Dombrowski, Dustin Hopkins

This second list is the group of players who could fill the two spots on the practice squad by having two accrued NFL seasons or being active for less than nine regular season games in any of their accrued NFL seasons.

QB – EJ Manuel, Jeff Tuel

RB/FB – Bryce Brown, Evan Rodriguez, Frank Summers

WR – Marquise Goodwin,  T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan, Naaman Roosevelt, Robert Woods

TE – Chris Gragg

OL – Cordy Glenn, Chris Hairston

 DT – Corbin Bryant

 LBs –  Kiko Alonso, Nigel Bradham

CBs – Ron Brooks, Stephon Gilmore, Nickell Robey

S – Duke Williams

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