Stevie Johnson (WR) - Stevie Johnson had 82 catches for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns. He definitely had a breakout season as Fitz’s go to guy. He’s proven himself to be a big time receiver. I think they’re going to keep him in the #2 receiving position, and keep Evans at #1. He’s the contract to watch at the end of this season as this is his last season under his rookie contract. It’s safe to say he’s coming into the season severely underpaid.
Lee Evans (WR) - Most Bills fans have expressed their disappointment with Lee Evans. I would have to imagine it’s because of the lack of stats he’s had for the past few years. The thing is though that for most of his career Evans didn’t have a quarterback who could get the ball to him. J.P. was under overwhelming pressure from the coaching staff to change his playing style, and Edwards had some pretty rough years with us. This year and the next year with Fitz as his QB will prove if he’s got what it takes. Despite his low numbers, before getting hurt last season, he still was the receiver that defenses seemed to focus on the most. Defenses sought to eliminate him first, which keeps it soft underneath for other plays to open up. Also, once Fitz took the reigns, Evans had 37 catches for 578 yards and 4 touchdowns. With him and Stevie as our top two, look to have defenses on their heels all year long.
Roscoe Parrish (WR) - Parrish had a season ending injury last year by breaking his wrist. He was having a career year however. He had 33 catches for 400 yards and 2 touchdowns in 8 games. I think Gailey will keep him in the slot. That’s what has proven to work for Parrish. Look for him to have a really good year this year for the Bills.
Naaman Roosevelt (WR) - Roosevelt is a local talent who I was honestly surprised with. He didn’t have a breakout year or an amazing year, but he proved to be someone we could count on if there are injuries on the squad. He’s a solid practice squad player who can be brought up if there is ever a need for it.
David Nelson (WR) - David Nelson was an undrafted rookie free agent who had a fantastic season. 31 Catches, 353 yards, 3 touchdowns. He excelled at whatever position they put him in. Sometimes he was our 4th receiver, sometimes our slot receiver. This kid is going to be really good for us in the future.
Donald Jones (WR) - Donald Jones had an up and down year. He had 18 catches for 213 yards and 1 touchdown. He proved that he has a place in this league, but really shined when it came to being a punt gunner. He showed he had promise as a young specialist.
Marcus Easley (WR) - Easley missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury, but according to reports he looked amazing in training camp last year. We don’t have stats to go on, but hopefully with as good as he looked in camp he can be another strong receiver to have a breakout year for us.
Shawn Nelson (TE) - Shawn Nelson was out most of the year with migraines. If he can stay healthy, he should be a really good tight end. He only had 3 catches for 25 yards, but he also hardly played.
Jonathan Stupar (TE) - He had 12 catches for 111 yards. At the beginning of the year Stupar had a decent season. Towards the end he was horrible at picking up pass rushes and the blitz.
David Martin (TE) - He joined the team late and didn’t immediately get to start because of it. He’s solid, but sort of unnoticeable as far as players to “look out” for. He’s a solid blocker and has the size to go with it. He had 7 catches, 43 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Scott Chandler (TE) - He was kicked off of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad but Gailey has expressed being intrigued by him. He has the size to help out with blocking and so does Martin. I expect for our TE’s to act as a 6th lineman rather than 3rd or 4th receiver.