Preseason performers could be regular help

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By Brandon J. Koch

With the Preseason over, all NFL teams have to get their roster down to 53 by Saturday at 4pm. For the Buffalo Bills, there have been consistent players all summer who have been fighting for jobs, or to move up the depth chart.

Here are some of the players who caught my eye and who could help this football team when the regular season kicks off.

Brandon Reilly: The wide-out has been the most productive player this preseason and should work his way to a roster spot. Reilly has build his way up since the first day of training camp, the undrafted free agent had 11 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown this preseason. He will be used on special teams, possibly some action with the offense? I’ll never doubt this guy, from a walk on in college, to being undrafted, to possibly making an NFL roster.

Joe Banyard: The running back has performed well this summer, and by numbers game, might not even make the roster. Do the Bills want to keep five running backs in the roster? I think if they do, Banyard will be the 5th. He’s shifty runner who has speed and can certainly play special teams.

Nathan Peterman: In the spring, Peterman was considered to be a third stringer for the year. Now look where we are, fans calling for him to start after a better than expected summer. I don’t care about quarterbacks stats during the preseason. Peterman when on the field made NFL throws, some we haven’t seen Tyrod Taylor make. Another impressive sight was his command of the offense, poised and in charge of the huddle. Working drives efficiently and not wasting time, haven’t seen much of that out of Taylor either. If Tyrod can’t get out of concussion protocol, Peterman fever will rise even more in Buffalo.

Greg Mabin: The corner has been a pleasant surprise for me all throughout practices and games

. A couple nice interceptions and shows to be a nice tackler. He’s on the bubble but should be on this roster for depth and special teams. I like this player’s talent.


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