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Posts from August 2014


Bills' Spiller announces selection of agent
As if the Buffalo Bills weren't busy enough on Saturday, the deadline for rosters to be brought down to 53 players, one of the men firmly on their roster announced some news of his very own. Former first-round pick and running back C.J. Spiller tweeted that he has finally joined forces with an agent to represent him.
Spiller has signed with Chad Speck of Allegiant Athletic Agency, ending a period of over three years in which he did not have an agent. The person he had originally signed with, Gary Wichard, passed away in March of 2011.

The team's top running back is entering the final year of his contract, and previously expressed that he aimed to have an agent in place ahead of the start of the regular season. Spiller, 27, has rushed for 3,021 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first four seasons in the NFL.

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
 
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Bills unveil initial 53-man roster
At 4 pm on Saturday, August 30, the deadline for teams in the National Football League to pare their rosters down to 53 players had passed. The Buffalo Bills got all of their moves in just under the wire, releasing 20 players and placing three others on Injured Reserve.

So who made the cut? Here is the updated depth chart:

Quarterback (2)
EJ Manuel, Kyle Orton

Running Back (4)
C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon

Fullback (1)
Frank Summers

Wide Receiver (6)
Sammy Watkins, Mike Williams, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, Marcus Easley, Chris Hogan

Tight End (3)
Scott Chandler, Lee Smith, Chris Gragg

Offensive Tackle (4)
Cordy Glenn, Seantrel Henderson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Chris Hairston

Offensive Guard (4)
Chris Williams, Erik Pears, Cyril Richardson, Kraig Urbik

Center (1)
Eric Wood

Defensive End (5)
Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes, Manny Lawson, Jarius Wynn, Jacquies Smith

Defensive Tackle (4)
Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Corbin Bryant, Stefan Charles

**Linebacker (5)
Brandon Spikes, Keith Rivers, Preston Brown, Ty Powell, Randell Johnson
**Nigel Bradham does not count against the active roster in Week 1 due to his suspension

Cornerback (6)
Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Nickell Robey, Corey Graham, Ross Cockrell, Ron Brooks

Safety (4)
Aaron Williams, Da'Norris Searcy, Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks

Kicker (1)
Dan Carpenter

Punter (1)
Colton Schmidt

Kickoff Specialist (1)
Jordan Gay

Long Snapper (1)
Garrison Sanborn

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
 




 
Bills sign new punter
The Buffalo Bills moved on from longtime punter Brian Moorman on Friday and on Saturday, they signed his first replacement.

The Bills have officially signed  punter Colton Schmidt to an undisclosed contract. Schmidt originally signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of UC Davis. He was then released by the 49ers and had a brief (less than a week) stint with the Cleveland Browns before his release. The 49ers re-signed Schmidt in January of 2014 before releasing him this summer as part of one of their cuts.

Schmidt, 23, participated in the first three preseason games with the 49ers before his eventual release. He had seven opportunities in those three games and posted a net average of 46.1 yards per punt.

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
 
 




 
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