Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/25/12

While the Buffalo Bills have greatly improved their depth going into the 2012 season, there are a few positions where they still might not yet be safely situated.

One of those positions is safety, where two veterans are backed up by a group of mostly unproven first- and second-year players. Jairus Byrd and George Wilson a the established starters. Behind Byrd at free safety entering training camp are two rookies (Nick Seanz, Delano Howell) d a practice-squader from last year (Josh Nesbitt). Spelling Wilson at strong safety are second-year man Da'Norris Searcy, who can and should contribute, and rookie Nick Sukay. Only Searcy has played an NFL snap, as he started three games in 2011.

"Again, the three – Da’Norris Searcy, (Jairus) Byrd and George (Wilson) – are three veteran guys," General Manager Buddy Nix said Tuesday during move-in day at Bills camp in Pittsford, N.Y. "Now here is what we do not want to do: I would rather not have to move somebody back there if we have somebody hurt, I think that is unfair to them. Sometimes you have to do it, and we may have to do it. But it is really unfair to them, and it is unfair to our team. If we can be alert here on waivers and whatever is available, we might bring in a safety."

Nix specifically said he wants at least one more established safety on the roster, even if some of the newcomers can step up. In a division that features Bills-killers Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Anthony Fasano and Dustin Keller at tight end, that's probably a great idea.

If the Bills don't want to wait for post-camp waiver transactions, available safeties include former Bill and New York Jet Lim Leonhard, former New York Giant Deon Grant and eight-year veteran Chris Harris.

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