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Buffalo NFL Preseason Roster Moves

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The 72 man roster limit is rushing up on NFL teams and here is how it effects UB alumni in the NFL.

No change in status

Khalil Mack - I can't fathom a scenario in which Mack is moved this season. Few if any NFL teams could put together a trade package which would motive the Raiders to trade the most dominant young defensive player in the NFL.

James Starks - Starks is going to start the season as the Packers #2 back, or a member of their running back committee. He and Eddy Lacy will probably split work pretty well this season.

Steven Means - "Means Business" is becoming a popular catchphrase among Eagles fans. He's had a fantastic preseason and looks to be the 4th DE on their depth chart.

Matt Weiser - Weiser is in a three man race for the final tight end spot in San Diego. With Jeff Cumberland going down there is an opening on the 53 man roster. He's been playing well enough to make it this long.

Injured players and injured reserve

Branden Oliver - Oliver's not bee placed on Injured reserve as of yet but expect to see him there soon. Oliver has a year left on his contract and the Chargers will probably keep him around in hopes that he can recover from his season ending achilies injury.

Josh Thomas - Thomas broke his thumb last week and many thought that would lead to his release. Thomas was not expected to be a factor in the competition when camp started but he has slowly worked his way up the depth chart.

So after the injury the Cowboys placed him on the IR.

Cut players

Joe Licata - Licata was always behind the eight ball in Cincinnati and his performance last weekend did not help at all. Joe now has an NFL preseason under his belt and can hopefully find a landing spot on someone's practice squad.

Kristjan Sokoli - He was a project pickup by the Seahawks in the 2015 years NFL draft. He is an amazing athlete but apparently could not make a satisfactory conversion from the defensive to the offensive line.

John Kling - Kling's size initially got a lot of interest from the Chicago media but he was never really able to break through in camp.

Jake Schum - The sign of which way things were going was apparent last week on place kicking. Bryan Anger was the place holder on four of the five Tampa Bay kicks. Schum matched up well with Anger but there is only room for one punter on an NFL roster.