Roster has holes to fill even now

After the Bills' fourth loss in four exhibition games this year, Larry Centers said the coaches had some tough personnel decisions to make.

Yeah, like where will they find 53 players? Don't be at all surprised if Tom Donahoe, Tom Modrak and John Guy look long and hard at the waiver wire when all 32 teams have to get down to the limit Sunday.

A perfect example of where Buffalo might not have a player they need on their current roster is the team's fourth cornerback behind Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements and Chris Watson. Jason Bostic, who almost always plays soft, still was beaten deep on a pass that Joey Harrington overthrew but would have completed in the second half. Kevin Thomas often was half a step late, and failed to make a tackle inbounds to keep the clock moving during Detroit's first-half two minute drill. Ahmad Brooks was beaten for a first down out of the Lions' end zone by some receiver wearing a number in the teens.

Will any of those three be awarded a job, or will there be a modestly experienced better cornerback available this weekend?

Here are a few other players who helped or hurt their chances of making the team.

Helped: Charlie Rogers, with his punt-return touchdown; Phillip Crosby, with his blocking and pass catching; Dominique Stevenson, with his active play, quickness and hitting both on defense and special teams.

Hurt: Andre Rone, with poor tackling again on special teams; Brady McDonnell, who drew Gregg Williams' ire after lining up offside; Travis Brown, who for the second time this preseason failed to get the Bills into the end zone for what could have been a fourth-quarter winning score.

This roster is far from set, Bills fans.


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