Hennessey Makes Bills’ 75-man Roster

Mike McMaster

On Tuesday, September 1, former Colgate offensive tackle Nick Hennessey made the 75-man cut for the Buffalo Bills. Hennessey’s true fate, however, will be decided on Saturday, when the final cut downs are made for the Bills’ 53-man opening day roster.

While at Colgate, Hennessey was an First Team All-American tackle, garnering those honors from the Associated Press, Walter Camp, The Sports Network and the American Football Coaches Assosciation. He also earned First Team Patriot League honors two consecutive years. Hennessey started in 34 consecutive games for the Raiders over his career.

Hennessey was one of two Colgate football players to sign a contract with an NFL franchise. In April, Hennessey signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills, while his teammate Steve Jonas signed with the Detroit Lions. Jonas has since been released.

While Hennessey was a fantastic and versatile offensive lineman at Colgate, his chances for making the 53-man roster seem slim, as he is listed as the third right tackle on the Bills’ depth chart at the moment. However, his versatility (Hennessey has played guard in the past) may help him make Buffalo’s practice squad.