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Who’s new at Buffalo Bills camp? Snapshots on the 34 new players

Snapshots of the players new to the Buffalo Bills roster since the conclusion of the 2014 season:

Justin Brown

Position: Wide receiver

College: Oklahoma

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 209 pounds

Experience: Second season

Statistics: Eight games, 12 catches, 94 yards.

Where he came from: Waiver claim (Pittsburgh Steelers).

How he fits: Brown, who started last year as the Steelers’ No. 3 receiver but quickly fell out of favor, will likely compete for a spot on the practice squad.

Michael Buchanan

Position: Defensive end

College: Illinois

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 255 pounds

Experience: Second season

Statistics: 18 games, 11 tackles, two sacks.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (New England Patriots).

How he fits: Buchanan fits the mold of a strong-side linebacker in the Bills’ defense and will have an opportunity to land a reserve role behind presumed starter Manny Lawson.

Clay Burton

Position: Tight end

College: Florida

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 259 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 36 games, 21 catches, 180 yards, 1 TD .

Where he came from: 2015 undrafted free agent.

How he fits: There are jobs to be had at backup tight end this summer. Burton will be in the mix for one of them.

Alex Carrington

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Arkansas St.

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 301 pounds

Experience: Fifth season

Stats: 52 games (nine starts), 54 tackles, four sacks, six passes defensed, one forced fumble.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (St. Louis Rams).

How he fits: Carrington is back with the Bills after an unproductive one-year stint with St. Louis and figures to compete for a reserve role .

Matt Cassel

Position: Quarterback

College: Southern California

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 228 pounds

Experience: 11th season

Stats: 90 games (71 starts), 1,397 of 2,369 (59%), 15,727 yards (6.6 yards per attempt), 96 TDs, 70 INTs.

Where he came from: Trade with Minnesota Vikings.

How he fits: Will get a chance to win the starting job, but given his high salary-cap charge ($4.75 million), his roster spot could be in jeopardy if he doesn’t.

Tyson Chandler

Position: Offensive tackle

College: North Carolina St.

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 331 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 48 games, 35 stats

Where he came from: 2015 undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Chandler has 36∫-inch arms and an 88-inch wingspan – exactly the type of measurables teams look for in offensive tackles and a reason he’s a sleeper for the 53-man.

Charles Clay

Position: Tight end

College: Tulsa

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 255 pounds

Experience: Fifth season

Stats: 58 games (47 starts), 161 catches, 1,809 yards, 14 TDs.

Where he came from: Free agent (Miami Dolphins).

How he fits: Immediately becomes the starting tight end and, given the contract he received, will be expected to become one of the better players the Bills have had at the position.

John Conner

Position: Fullback

College: Kentucky

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 245 pounds

Experience: Sixth season

Stats: 62 games (20 starts), 27 carries, 108 yards, 2 TDs, 12 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (New York Jets).

How he fits: A favorite of coach Rex Ryan, Conner is a bruising blocker but faces an uphill battle to make the team considering the presence of Jerome Felton at fullback.

Ronald Darby

Position: Cornerback

College: Florida State

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 193 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 42 games (23 starts), 79 tackles, 16 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, second round.

How he fits: Darby will be a key reserve who could see significant playing time in case of an injury or when the Bills go to sub packages.

Andre Davis

Position: Wide receiver

College: South Florida

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 211 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 43 games (30 starts), 153 catches, 2,136 yards, 17 TDs.

Where he came from: 2015 undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Had the knack for making big plays with the Bulls, setting 13 school records, but doesn’t have elite traits. A practice squad spot might be the best he can hope for.

Jerome Felton

Position: Fullback

College: Furman

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 248 pounds

Experience: Eighth season

Stats: 101 games (38 starts), 46 carries, 163 yards, 43 catches, 352 yards.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Minnesota Vikings).

How he fits: Felton is a bulldozing blocker who will lead the way for LeSean McCoy and chip in on special teams.

Andre Fluellen

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Florida State

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 302 pounds

Experience: Seventh season

Stats: 77 games (six starts), 65 tackles, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Detroit Lions).

How he fits: Fluellen might need an injury in front of him to make the roster; provides veteran insurance in case of that.

Justin Hamilton

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Louisiana-Lafayette

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 311 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 51 games, 98 tackles (28 for losses), 13 sacks, four forced fumbles.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Disruptive college defensive tackle has versatility to play multiple positions, but is buried on a talented interior defensive line.

Percy Harvin

Position: Wide receiver

College: Florida

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 184 pounds

Experience: Seventh season

Stats: 332 catches, 3,802 yards, 21 TDs, 140 carries, 885 yards, 5 TDs, 147 kick returns, 4,019 yards (27.3 per return), 5 TDs.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Jets).

How he fits: Harvin, followed coach Rex Ryan to Buffalo from New York. If he can stay healthy (just 23 games the past three seasons), he figures to be the No. 3 receiver and primary kick and punt returner.

Andrew Hudson

Position: Defensive end

College: Washington

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 248 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 49 games, 149 tackles (29.5 for losses), 22.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Figures to be a pass-rush specialist as an outside linebacker given his size.

Richie Incognito

Position: Guard

College: Nebraska

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 319 pounds

Experience: Ninth season

Stats: 102 games, 102 starts.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Miami Dolphins).

How he fits: The Bills ended Incognito’s exile from the NFL after his bullying scandal with the Dolphins during the 2013 season. If he can stay on the straight and narrow, he’s in line to start at left guard.

Darryl Johnson

Position: Guard

College: New Mexico

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 295 pounds

Experience: First season

Stats: N/A.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent.

How he fits: Johnson played tackle in college and got a look there on the right side during spring practice. His versatility could appeal to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Alex Kupper

Position: Guard

College: Louisville

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 299 pounds

Experience: Second season

Stats: N/A.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent.

How he fits: Kupper spent the last two seasons on the Houston Texans’ practice squad. He’s in the mix – but a long shot – for a reserve spot on the offensive line.

BJ Larsen

Position: Defensive end

College: Utah State

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 264 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 53 games (school record), 94 tackles (26.5 for losses), 17 sacks.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Larsen served a two-year mission after high school, so he’s making his NFL debut at 26 and faces an uphill battle.

Dezmin Lewis

Position: Wide receiver

College: Central Arkansas

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 214 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 36 games, 133 catches, 1,723 yards, 15 TDs.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, seventh round.

How he fits: Lewis has what you can’t teach – size. He’s the tallest of the 13 wide receivers on the roster.

Chris Manhertz

Position: Tight end

College: Canisius

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 255 pounds

Experience: First season

College stats: N/A

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent.

How he fits: A college basketball player with the Golden Griffins, Manhertz hopes to be next in a line of such athletes who have transitioned to the NFL.

LeSean McCoy

Position: Running back

College: Pitt

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 208 pounds

Experience: Seventh season

Stats: 90 games, 1,461 carries, 6,792 yards (4.6 per carry), 44 TDs, 300 catches, 2,282 yards, 10 TDs.

Where he came from: Trade with Philadelphia Eagles

How he fits: McCoy became the Bills’ franchise running back when he was acquired for Kiko Alonso. Expect him to get a heavy workload that could feature 300 carries.

John Miller

Position: Guard

College: Louisville

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 303 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 48 games, 47 starts.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, third round.

How he fits: Almost from the moment he was drafted, Miller has lined up with the Bills’ starters at right guard. It would be a surprise if he’s not in that spot come the opener.

Wesley Miller

Position: Safety

College: UTEP

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 183 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 40 games, 177 tackles, five fumble recoveries, three interceptions.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Miller earned a roster spot after competing at rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He’ll fight for a reserve safety job or spot on the practice squad.

Matthew Mulligan

Position: Tight end

College: Maine

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 267 pounds

Experience: Sixth season

Stats: 69 games, 16 catches, 160 yards, 2 TDs

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Tennessee Titans).

How he fits: With the departure of Lee Smith, the Bills have an opening for a blocking tight end. Mulligan has the best chance at winning that job.

Nick O’Leary

Position: Tight end

College: Florida State

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 252 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 54 games, 114 catches, 1,591 yards, 17 TDs.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, sixth round.

How he fits: An old-school player (O’Leary doesn’t wear receiving gloves) whose athleticism caused him to drop in the draft, O’Leary is in the mix to be a top reserve behind Charles Clay.

Cedric Reed

Position: Defensive end

College: Texas

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 269 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 46 games, 201 tackles (37 for losses), 18 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: High-profile recruit never quite lived up to the hype with the Longhorns. Has the physical tools that NFL teams look for and is an option for the practice squad.

Matt Simms

Position: Quarterback

College: Tennessee

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 210 pounds

Experience: Second season

Stats: 19 of 39 (48.7%, 195 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

Where he came from: Waiver claim (New York Jets).

How he fits: Simms will compete to stick as the No. 3 quarterback if one of Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel or Tyrod Taylor fails to make the team.

Tony Steward

Position: Linebacker

College: Clemson

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 241 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 43 games, 141 tackles (13.5 for losses), 4.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, sixth round.

How he fits: Rebounding from a pair of ACL tears, Steward started to regain some of his explosiveness as a senior in 2014 and should play a role on special teams.

AJ Tarpley

Position: Linebacker

College: Stanford

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 242 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 54 games, 243 tackles (16.5 for losses), five sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles.

Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Depth at linebacker is an issue, so Tarpley will have a chance to make the 53-man as a reserve.

Tyrod Taylor

Position: Quarterback

College: Virginia Tech

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 215 pounds

Experience: Fifth season

Stats: 14 games, 19 for 35, 199 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs.

Where he came from: Unrestricted free agent (Baltimore Ravens).

How he fits: Taylor sat behind Joe Flacco in Baltimore but the athletic quarterback (Rex Ryan calls him the league’s fastest QB) will be given every chance to win the starting job.

Cam Thomas

Position: Cornerback

College: Western Kentucky

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 200 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 45 games, 155 tackles, 11 interceptions, 24 passes defensed, one sack, three fumble recoveries.

Where he came from: 2015 undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Thomas has good size and plays with a physical style, but has to show he has the speed to warrant a roster spot.

Erik Williams

Position: Defensive end

College: Bethune-Cookman

Height: 6-foot-3.

Weight: 270 pounds.

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 32 games, 81 tackles (28.5 for losses), 10.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, one interception.

Where he came from: 2015 undrafted free agent.

How he fits: Son of 11-year NFL veteran Lee Williams will have to show he’s got the explosiveness of his dad to earn a spot.

Karlos Williams

Position: Running back

College: Florida State

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 230 pounds

Experience: Rookie

College stats: 51 games, 241 carries, 1,419 yards (5.9 yards per carry), 22 TDs, 37 catches, 328 yards, 1 TD.

Where he came from: 2015 NFL Draft, fifth round.

How he fits: Figures to see most of his action on special teams in 2015 while providing depth in the backfield.

email: jskurski@buffnews.com

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