Inside The Bills

Waived players would have been in numbers game

Posted by Chris Brown on June 11, 2009 – 6:39 pm

Of the five players that were waived by the Bills this afternoon, there wasn’t one that would not have been caught in a numbers game at his position.

Blake Costanzo was a solid special teams player, but at linebacker right or wrong he had about eight fellow linebackers ahead of him on the depth chart.

For the other players it was much the same case. Cornerback Kyle Ward’s chances were limited with two draft picks at the same position (C. Harris, Lankster) and a lot of experienced talent as well (McGee, McKelvin, Youboty, Corner, Florence).

Same goes for OT Joel Bell, who was the team’s fifth or sixth offensive tackle. The Bills have three reserve tackles with playing experience already in Demetrius Bell, Kirk Chambers and Jonathan Scott.

DLs John Faletoese and Gerald Washington were also buried on the depth chart as they ran with the third team defense all spring.

With the roster count at 75 and eight draft picks that don’t count until signed, the Bills will have to make room for three more draft picks when signings draw nearer.

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