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A guide to the newcomers at Bills’ training camp

A capsule look at the Buffalo Bills’ newcomers heading into the 2016 season:

Bryson Albright

Position: Linebacker

College: Miami Ohio

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-5, 225 pounds.

Experience: Rookie.

College statistics: 48 games (35 starts), 180 tackles (33.5 for losses), 19 sacks.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: A college defensive end, Albright is undersized for the defensive line in the NFL. He’ll compete for a depth spot at outside linebacker and will need to make his mark as an edge rusher.

Lorenzo Alexander

Position: Linebacker

College: California

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 245 pounds.

Experience: 10th season.

Statistics: 127 games (16 starts), 126 tackles (11 for losses), 9.0 sacks, three forced fumbles.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (with Oakland Raiders in 2015).

How he fits: Signed primarily for his abilities on special teams, Alexander will be counted on to improve that unit for the Bills. He has 52 solo tackles on special teams in his career and was named to the 2012 Pro Bowl as a special-teamer.

Davonte Allen

Position: Wide receiver

College: Marshall

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-2, 201 pounds.

Experience: Rookie.

College statistics: 33 games, 100 catches, 1,605 yards, 13 TDs

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Allen is part of a heated competition for reserve jobs at wide receiver behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. He plays with a physical edge, but that alone won’t be enough to earn him a spot on the 53-man roster. A spot on the practice squad is a reasonable goal.

Colt Anderson

Position: Safety

College: Montana

Ht./wt.: 5-foot-10, 195 pounds.

Experience: 7th season.

Statistics: 77 games, 104 tackles, four passes defensed, one interception.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (with Indianapolis Colts in 2015).

How he fits: Anderson could provide depth behind starters Aaron Williams and Corey Graham at safety but was primarily signed to be a key contributor on special teams. That will be his key to making the roster.

Javier Arenas

Position: Cornerback

College: Alabama

Ht./wt.: 5-foot-9, 197 pounds.

Experience: 6th season.

Statistics: 69 games, 158 tackles, 23 passes defensed, two interceptions.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Atlanta Falcons in 2014).

How he fits: Arenas provides cornerback depth, but to make the roster he’ll have to win the punt-return job. The good news for him is the Bills do not have a lot of proven options for that job. He has a decent chance of doing just that.

Robert Blanton

Position: Safety

College: Notre Dame

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds.

Experience: 5th season.

Statistics: 60 games, 213 tackles, five passes defensed, one interception.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Minnesota Vikings in 2015).

How he fits: Blanton is likely the starter if Aaron Williams’ neck injury prevents him from playing. It’s possible the Bills bring him onto the field in certain three-safety packages, as well. He’ll also play a key role on special teams.

Jarrett Boykin

Position: Wide receiver

College: Virginia Tech

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-2, 215 pounds.

Experience: 4th season.

Statistics: 39 games, 57 catches, 731 yards, three touchdowns.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Green Bay in 2014).

How he fits: Boykin was Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s favorite target in college. It’s a stretch to think he’ll replicate that, but he’s a physical player with big hands who’s not afraid to go over the middle. He’s also down to one of his last chances in the NFL, so he’ll bring a now-or-never mentality to camp trying to earn a job.

Zach Brown

Position: Inside linebacker

College: North Carolina

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 248 pounds.

Experience: 5th season.

Statistics: 49 games, 261 tackles, 10 sacks, 13 passes defensed, six interceptions.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Tennessee Titans in 2015).

How he fits: Brown figured to start until Reggie Ragland was drafted in the second round. Brown enters camp as the top backup at inside linebacker. Even though he started just five games last season for Tennessee, he appeared in all 16.

Gary Chambers

Position: Wide receiver

College: Arizona State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-4, 215 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 34 games, 36 receptions, 690 yards, four touchdowns.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Chambers is the tallest receiver on the Bills’ roster (along with Dez Lewis), so he’ll have to use that height to prove it’s a weapon the team can utilize. A spot on the practice squad is a realistic goal.

Leger Douzable

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Central Florida

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-4, 284 pounds.

Experience: 9th season.

Statistics: 91 games, 116 tackles, 5.0 sacks.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with New York Jets in 2015).

How he fits: Douzable played 32 games over 2013-14 under current Bills coach Rex Ryan and had four of his five career sacks. He obviously knows the system, but will have to show at 30 he can keep up physically to earn a reserve spot on the defensive line.

Jim Dray

Position: Tight end

College: Stanford

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds.

Experience: 7th season.

Statistics: 87 games, 56 catches, 605 yards, 3 TDs

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Cleveland Browns in 2015).

How he fits: Signed to be primarily a blocking tight end, Dray won’t put up big numbers, but should fill an important role on the offense. Expect him to play about 30 percent of the offensive snaps.

Reid Ferguson

Position: Long sanpper

College: LSU

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-2, 244 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 51 games, 497 snaps.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Ferguson will take some of the work load off Garrison Sanborn in training camp. It’s hard to see how he will beat him out for a roster spot.

Glenn Gronkowski

Position: Fullback

College: Kansas State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 234 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 39 games, 16 carries, 51 yards, 15 catches, 369 yards, 5 total TDs

How aquired: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Gronkowski will compete with veteran Jerome Felton for a roster spot. To earn it, he’ll need to show he can be a competent blocker as well as a versatile chess piece for offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Excelling on special teams will help, too. The practice squad is a reasonable goal if he falls short of that.

Cardale Jones

Position: Quarterback

College: Ohio State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 23 games, 11 starts, 11-0 record, 167 of 270, 2,323 yards, 15 TDs, 7 INTs.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, fourth round).

How he fits: Jones will be the Bills’ third quarterback. A raw talent with a big arm, the team believes he will benefit greatly from the time to sit back and learn.

Robert Kugler

Position: Center

College: Purdue

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 300 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 43 consecutive starts, team MVP in 2014.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: The former Orchard Park Quaker is the son of former Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler. He’s a heady player who uses his hands well but faces a huge challenge unseating the veterans in front of him. A spot on the practice squad would be an accomplishment.

Jamison Lalk

Position: Guard

College: Iowa State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-6, 304 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 46 games, 31 starts.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Lalk faces plenty of competition for a reserve role on the offensive line and suffered an injury during minicamp, making the odds even longer.

Jamari Lattimore

Position: Linebacker

College: Middle Tennessee State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-2, 229 pounds.

Experience: 6th season

Statistics: 64 games, 98 tackles, two sacks, one interception.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with New York Jets in 2015).

How he fits: Lattimore played mostly on special teams in his only season with New York and will need to fill a similar role with the Bills to earn a roster spot.

Shaq Lawson

Position: Defensive end

College: Clemson

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 270 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 41 games, 167 tackles, 46.5 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, first round.

How he fits: Lawson was to be a “Day One” starter, per General Manager Doug Whaley, although that will be delayed until he’s recovered from shoulder surgery. Once that happens, expect Lawson to quickly work his way onto the field.

Kolby Listenbee

Position: Wide receiver

College: TCU

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 183 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 40 games, 74 catches, 1,432 yards, 9 TDs.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, sixth round.

How he fits: Listenbee was slowed in the spring following surgery for a double sports hernia but promises to be one of the fastest players in the NFL when healthy. The Bills hope he can stretch the field offensively as a vertical threat.

Greg Little

Position: Wide receiver

College: North Carolina

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-2, 220 pounds.

Experience: 6th season.

Statistics: 54 games, 161 catches, 1,890 yards, 8 TDs.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Cincinnati in 2015).

How he fits: Little is squarely in the mix for the team’s third receiver job. He has struggled with drops in his NFL career and butted heads with his coaching staff in Cleveland. But he knows his chances of sticking in the league are shrinking.

Marquis Lucas

Position: Offensive tackle

College: West Virginia

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-4, 318 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 36 games, 30 starts.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Lucas could earn a reserve spot or crack the practice squad thanks to his versatility – some scouts think he’d fit better at guard. If he can show an ability to play both there and at tackle it will boost his chances.

Sterling Moore

Position: Cornerback

College: SMU

Ht./wt.: 5-foot-10, 202 pounds.

Experience: 6th season.

Statistics: 56 games, 125 tackles, 25 passes defensed, four interceptions.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Tampa Bay in 2015).

How he fits: Moore provides veteran depth after the Bills lost both Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks in the offseason. He started 16 games the past two years with the Buccaneers and has some experience playing under Bills assistant Rob Ryan while they were in Dallas together.

Marshall Morgan

Position: Kicker

College: Georgia

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 194 pounds.

Experience: Rookie.

College statistics: 215 of 220 extra points, 64 of 84 field goals.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Morgan will challenge veteran Dan Carpenter for the kicking job but is a decided underdog. His college career does not come close to matching Carpenter’s career success rate in the NFL.

Reggie Ragland

Position: Linebacker

College: Alabama

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 247 pounds.

Experience: Rookie.

College statistics: 53 games, 222 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, second round.

How he fits: Ragland is expected to start next to Preston Brown at inside linebacker and will be counted on to be a key contributor on the defense from Week One.

Justin Renfrow

Position: Offensive tackle

College: Miami (Fla.)

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-6, 310 pounds.

Experience: 1st season.

College statistics: 35 games, four starts.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent.

How he fits: A 2014 undrafted free agent, Renfrow switched to offensive line early in his college career. He’s a developmental prospect at best who would do well to crack the practice squad.

Kevon Seymour

Position: Cornerback

College: Southern California

Ht./wt.: 5-foot-11, 186 pounds.

Experience: Rookie.

College statistics: 43 games, 126 tackles, three interceptions.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, sixth round.

How he fits: Seymour drew high praise from coach Rex Ryan in the spring and could be counted on if Stephon Gilmore follows through with a contract holdout.

Eric Striker

Position: Linebacker

College: Oklahoma

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-0, 221 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 52 games, 191 tackles, 23 sacks, 11 passes defensed, 1 INT.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Striker has a good chance to stick on the roster because there isn’t a ton of depth in front of him – starters Preston Brown and Reggie Ragland are the only two guarantees at inside linebacker. If he can show ability as an edge rusher and special-teams contributor, he could earn a spot on the 53.

Fernando Velasco

Position: Center

College: Georgia

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-4, 310 pounds.

Experience: 8th season.

Statistics: 83 games, 38 starts.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Carolina in 2015).

How he fits: Velasco can play guard or center and figures to be the top interior offensive line backup. He should be active on game days.

Adolphus Washington

Position: Defensive end

College: Ohio State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 297 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 49 games, 142 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, third round.

How he fits: Washington will be a key member of the Bills’ defensive line rotation. Even if he’s not a full-time starter, he’ll get plenty of playing time.

Corey White

Position: Cornerback

College: Samford

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-1, 210 pounds.

Experience: 5th season

Statistics: 51 games, 131 tackles, 18 passes defensed, four interceptions.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (last with Arizona in 2015).

How he fits: White, who has experience playing under new Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan while the two were together in New Orleans, appears likely to make the roster as a depth cornerback and special-teams contributor.

James Wilder Jr.

Position: Running back

College: Florida State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 232 pounds.

Experience: 1st season

College statistics: 39 games, 226 carries, 1,363 yards, 6.0 yards per carry, 20 TDs.

Where he came from: Reserve/future free agent (last on Cincinnati’s practice squad).

How he fits: Wilder’s path to a roster spot may have opened up when Karlos Williams was suspended for the first four games of the season. Wilder will have to show in training camp he can be the thunder to LeSean McCoy’s lightning in order to earn a spot.

Jonathan Williams

Position: Running back

College: Arkansas

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-0, 223 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 36 games, 406 carries, 2,321 yards, 16 TDs.

Where he came from: 2016 NFL Draft, fifth round.

How he fits: Williams may still challenge Karlos Williams for the team’s No. 2 running back position, but a July arrest for DWI in Arkansas is not the right way to start an NFL career. He’ll need to show in training camp he’s worth the headache his off-the-field headlines have made.

Justin Zimmer

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Ferris State

Ht./wt.: 6-foot-3, 292 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College statistics: 42 games, 216 tackles, 26 sacks, 14 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: An incredible athlete, Zimmer faces an uphill climb to earn a spot on the defensive line out of training camp. He seems to make sense for the practice squad, which would give him valuable development time.

email: jskurski@buffnews.com

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