Bills carrying 5 wide receivers on active roster

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By Brandon J. Koch 

After the weekend of moves by the Buffalo Bills, they get down to the mandated 53 man roster.

Something that stands out to me, within the position groups, is that the receivers only have 5 active players. 

Time to take a look at what the Bills have at that position.

Jordan Matthews: Acquired in August from the Philadelphia Eagles, Matthews has had barley any practice time with the offense. He’s been dealing with a sternum fracture. When back healthy, he will be one of the main targets in the passing game. 

Zay Jones: The 2nd round rookie has shown flashes this summer. He should be the number two receiver along side Matthews. Talk about versatility, Jones can play anywhere on the field. I expect him to be productive this season and be featured in this offense. 

Andre Holmes: The offseason acquisition from Oakland didn’t impress this summer in my opinion. I think he will be fine this season and productive. I think he will mainly be in a three receiver set. 

Brandon Tate: The team’s main returner, is not known for his receiver play. He had 8 catches for 117 yards last season, so this has to limit the Bills to just 4. It would be surprising to see Tate to line up on offense, let alone be productive. 

Kaelin Clay: Aquired Saturday in a trade from the Panthers, Clay is a wildcard. I don’t see him playing right away, simply because of not working with any of the quarterbacks until this week.

Yes there are tight ends Charles Clay and Nick O’Leary as receiver options, it’s just different to only see 5 wide outs. 


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