On Sunday, the final installment of the "Bubble Watch" series was posted, with a total of 31 players considered to be on the bubble as the Bills are set to begin training camp Friday.
The percentages assigned to players on the bubble weren’t intended to be scientific, although there was some math involved. There are 38 players considered "locks" or "near locks" for the roster, and an additional 16 players considered "on the bubble" but with a greater than 50 percent chance to make the roster. Those two groups total 54 players, which is what the Bills will carry on their Week 1 roster, as Marcell Dareus will be suspended for that game.
Injuries and other factors will almost certainly help "bubble" players with a 50 percent chance or less in their quest to make the roster.
Locks or near locks (38):
Offense: QB EJ Manuel, QB Tyrod Taylor, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Fred Jackson, FB Jerome Felton, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Robert Woods, WR Percy Harvin, WR Chris Hogan, WR Marcus Easley, TE Charles Clay, OT Cordy Glenn, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, C Eric Wood, G Richie Incognito, G John Miller, G/C Kraig Urbik
Defense: DE Mario Williams, DE Jerry Hughes, DE Jarius Wynn, DT Marcell Dareus, DT Kyle Williams, DT Corbin Bryant, DT Stefan Charles, OLB Manny Lawson, LB Nigel Bradham, LB Preston Brown, LB Ty Powell, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB Leodis McKelvin, CB Nickell Robey, CB Ronald Darby, S Aaron Williams, S Duke Williams, S/CB Corey Graham
On the bubble (31):
Greater than 50 percent chance: RB Boobie Dixon (80 percent), TE Nick O'Leary (80 percent), RB Karlos Williams (75 percent), OT Seantrel Henderson (75 percent), G Cyril Richardson (75 percent), LB Randell Johnson (75 percent), S Bacarri Rambo (75 percent), TE MarQueis Gray (70 percent), DL Alex Carrington (65 percent), QB Matt Cassel (60 percent), WR Dez Lewis (60 percent), LB Tony Steward (60 percent), CB Ron Brooks (60 percent), TE Matthew Mulligan (55 percent), CB Ross Cockrell (55 percent), S Jonathan Meeks (55 percent)
Less than 50 percent chance: TE Chris Gragg (45 percent), G Chris Williams (45 percent), LB A.J. Tarpley (45 percent), RB Bryce Brown (40 percent), LB Jimmy Gaines (40 percent), FB John Conner (35 percent), WR Marcus Thigpen (35 percent), DT Andre Fluellen (30 percent), WR Deonte Thompson (25 percent), TE Clay Burton (25 percent), CB Mario Butler (25 percent), S Kenny Ladler (25 percent)
Long shots (20):
Offense: QB Matt Simms, WR Justin Brown, WR Tobais Palmer, WR Caleb Holley, WR Andre Davis, TE Chris Manhertz, T Tyson Chandler, T/G William Campbell, G/T Darryl Johnson, G D.J. Morrell, G/C Alex Kupper