Bills’ 2019 roster overhaul brings optimism, dose of reality
Veteran running back Frank Gore, who signed with Buffalo in March, will be competing for the starting role in a crowded backfield.
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After the Buffalo Bills finished with a 6-10 record last season, national expectations for the team in 2019 remain relatively low. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook set the Bills’ post-draft over/under at 6.5 wins and ESPN’s Football Power Index projects Buffalo to finish with 6.7 wins, 27th in the NFL.
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If the Bills stay flat this season, it will be with a roster that has been turned over considerably since a subpar 2018. The Bills have added 28 players — most are locks or in strong position to make the 53-man roster — and are encouraged that their personnel changes will lead to improvement.
However, coach Sean McDermott cautioned during the draft last month against simply assuming the new-look Bills will perform better.
“My biggest challenge — and probably one of the bigger challenges around the league — is