NFL teams have to have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday but the Bills are getting an early start and one of the causalities was former Buffalo Bulls Naaman Roosevelt.
Rooseevelt resigned with the Bills back in July after being cut by the Detroit Lions. He had minimal reps during the preseason and perhaps most damning of all missed an onside kick in the first game of the year.
Before preseason stints in Cleveland and Detroit the former UB star played 16 career games with the Bills. He was active on the Bills roster during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The highlight of his Buffalo stint was a 60 yard touchdown reception from Ryan Fitzpatrick at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants.
Roosevelt is a product of Buffalo having played his high school ball at St. Joe's where he played at the quarterback position. When Turner Gill promised the high school senior a fair shot at quarterback Naaman decided to stay in Buffalo and play for the Bulls.
He ended up losing the Quarterback position to Drew Willy but quickly became Willy's favorite target. Naaman started seven games as a freshman after being converted into a wide receiver. He had 31 receptions and 2 touchdowns.
During his Junior season Roosevelt was a pivotal player in Buffalo's MAC championship run. Roosevelt's 104 receptions was one short of the MAC Conference record at the time. When he graduated a year later Naaman held most every UB Bulls receiving record.