Inside The Bills

Abilities of Fred, C.J. & Brad to impact WR

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2012 – 2:40 pm

There are many outside observers that believe that the Bills will carry six receivers on their final 53-man squad. Granted, there is a good deal of capable talent on Buffalo’s roster right now, but there is a compelling reason not to carry more than five as well.

Having the multi-faceted Brad Smith and the extremely versatile Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller would seem to reduce the need to carry an extra wideout despite the fact that three-wide and four-wide sets are commonplace in Chan Gailey’s offense.

“Well, those factors do impact our decision,” Gailey told “They give us more wiggle room. Both Fred and C.J. have shown they can split out wide and be effective lined up as receivers, and we saw what Brad could do last year when pressed into that role. So yes, their abilities will have an impact.”

Right now based on reps in practice the top five receivers appear to be Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones, David Nelson, Derek Hagan and T.J. Graham.

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