1. Buffalo's three players claimed ranks among the most in the NFL
The Bills had three players claimed off of waivers on Sunday. Deon Lacey, Ray-Ray McCloud and Ryan Lewis will all report to new teams.
Lacey will head to Miami, McCloud to Carolina and Lewis to Indianapolis.
Only the New England Patriots (4) and the Los Angeles Rams (5) had more players claimed off waivers.
Buffalo did not claim any players off of waivers for themselves.
Passing through waivers were players like Duke Williams, Nate Becker, Eddie Yarbrough, Kyle Peko, Christian Wade, Erik Magnusson, and Cam Lewis. All were placed on the practice squad.
“I was crossing my fingers with all these guys,” general manager Brandon Beane said. “You’re crossing your fingers that you can get every guy that you want back but rarely do you get all back. We’re fortunate to get these guys.”
Buffalo is still filling out its practice quad and expects to have it filled soon after players are able to come in and pass physicals.
2. GM Brandon Beane not concerned over cornerback depth
The Bills decided to keep only four cornerbacks on their initial 53-man roster. Buffalo returns Tre’Davious White, Levi Wallace and Taron Johnson from last season with Kevin Johnson as the only newcomer to the room.
The move leaves limited depth at the outside and nickel positions but Beane is confident in the flexibility he has.
“Siran Neal, he’s versatile enough and Taron, he is our starting nickel, we have some guys that can come down and play that if needed to and Taron could survive out there and get us out of a game,” Beane said.
The Bills are also encouraged by what they’ve seen from Cam Lewis on the practice squad and feel that there will be guys available if they suffer an injury.
“There’s a lot of guys who have flooded the streets that you know you’ll hear about us doing workouts and lining guys up to see who’s the next best available for practice or your active 53,” Beane said. “You’d love to be deep everywhere but you got to kind of pick or choose.”
Beane does not construct a roster by saying the Bills need to have a certain number of players at each position. Beane views it as having position minimums and from there it is trying to keep the best 53.
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3. Bills remain confident in Bojorquez
Brandon Beane and his staff evaluated the options at punter after rosters were announced but ultimately found that there was no one who would be a better fit.
“Corey probably didn’t have the preseason that he wanted, you know, or we wanted. But he did show some things last year and that’s something we looked at,” Beane said. “We evaluated what else is out there but you also have to take another part of it too, we don’t want to flip flop too much. We definitely did our due diligence.”
Bojorquez was locked into a punting battle with Cory Carter throughout the preseason. The two alternated punting and holding duties. Carter ended up being released before the Bills fourth preseason game and Bojorquez has finally been able to get consistent work.
“I don’t think he ever got into a rhythm all preseason,” Beane said. “He’s worked hard, I think he was in here yesterday and looked so much better just working on the job and as a holder, he’s handled it great. We told him what we expect and I continue to expect him to work hard.”