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Tracking Buffalo Bills roster cuts: deadline for 53-man rosters is Saturday

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The Bills will continue to make alterations to their roster on Saturday, and must be down to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. ET. Follow along here.

Within a little more than four hours, the Buffalo Bills must reduce their active roster to 53 players. We'll be using this as an open thread to track the Bills' roster cuts throughout the day on Saturday.

At the time this post was published, the Bills officially had 62 players on their roster. Unofficially, a 63rd is on his way - veteran quarterback Kyle Orton, whose signing has not yet occurred, but who has reportedly agreed to a short-term deal to be the Bills' backup (for now?) quarterback.

Bare minimum, we're going to see the Bills cut 10 more players today. But they could also bring in a new punter, or perhaps different young depth in key spots, which would of course necessitate even more releases to make room for the new players. Either way, you can expect a fairly busy news day, with perhaps even more news coming on Sunday before the Bills officially begin prep for the Chicago Bears next week.

Here's an updated look at the Bills' depth chart as of Saturday morning. We'll update here as we see any news roll in. PSA: I (Brian) will be leaving at roughly 1:30 p.m. to attend a family wedding, and Matt will be taking over coverage in the vicinity of 2:00 p.m. for the rest of the day. If news breaks in that short window when the site is unattended by one of us, and you just can't wait to talk about it, well... in the immortal words of Ace Ventura, just wait longer.

Pos. Starter Backup Reserve Reserve
WR Mike Williams Robert Woods Chris Hogan Marcus Easley
LT Cordy Glenn Chris Hairston
LG Chris Williams Doug Legursky Antoine McClain
C Eric Wood Kraig Urbik
RG Erik Pears Cyril Richardson
RT Seantrel Henderson Cyrus Kouandjio
TE Scott Chandler Lee Smith Chris Gragg
WR Sammy Watkins Marquise Goodwin T.J. Graham Caleb Holley
QB EJ Manuel Kyle Orton Jeff Tuel
FB Frank Summers
RB C.J. Spiller Fred Jackson Anthony Dixon Bryce Brown
Pos. Starter Backup Reserve Reserve
RE Jerry Hughes Manny Lawson Jacquies Smith Bryan Johnson
DT Kyle Williams Corbin Bryant
DT Marcell Dareus Stefan Charles
LE Mario Williams Jarius Wynn Ike Igbinosun
WLB Nigel Bradham Jimmy Gaines
MLB Brandon Spikes Preston Brown Ty Powell
SLB Keith Rivers Randell Johnson
RCB Stephon Gilmore Corey Graham Ron Brooks
S Da'Norris Searcy Duke Williams Deon Broomfield
S Aaron Williams Jonathan Meeks Kenny Ladler
LCB Leodis McKelvin Nickell Robey Ross Cockrell
Pos. Starter Backup Reserve Reserve
K Dan Carpenter
P Jordan Gay
LS Garrison Sanborn

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