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Bills reduce roster to 53

Fan favorite wide receiver Brandon Reilly is among the notable cuts

September 02, 2017 - 3:59 pm
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The 4 p.m. deadline for league-wide roster cuts has come and gone on Saturday, and the Buffalo Bills have trimmed down their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 players. All together, 27 players were waived / released with the hopes that a few of them can clear waivers and be added to the practice squad. Three other players were either added to injured reserve or to the reserve / suspended list.

Linebacker Sam Barrington was the only player placed on injured reserve as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Both offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson and wide receiver Walter Powell were placed on the reserve / suspended list. Powell will sit for the first four games and Henderson the first five games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

As for the other 27 players, wide receiver Jeremy Butler and offensive tackle Michael Ola were placed on the waived / injured list. Butler has been out of action since the early days of training camp with a concussion, while Ola re-aggravated an ankle injury during Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.

Wide receiver Rod Streater and safety Shamiel Gary agreed to an injury settlement and were released by the club. Streater has been out of action since Week 2 of the preseason with a toe injury, and Gary suffered an undisclosed injury on Thursday against the Lions.

The rest of the following players were released by the team on Saturday:

  • QB - Keith Wenning
  • RB - Jordan Johnson
  • WR - Daikiel Shorts
  • WR - Brandon Reilly
  • WR - Dezmin Lewis
  • TE - Wes Saxton
  • TE - Rory Anderson
  • OT - Cameron Jefferson
  • G - Jordan Mudge
  • G - Greg Pyke
  • G - Zach Voytek
  • DE - Max Valles
  • DE - Ian Seau
  • DT - Nigel Williams
  • DT - Marquavius Lewis
  • LB - Abner Logan
  • LB - Jacob Lindsey
  • LB - Carl Bradford
  • CB - Bradley Sylve
  • CB - Marcus Sayles
  • S - Adrian McDonald
  • S - Joe Powell
  • S - B.T. Sanders

Players can start to be added to the practice squad once they clear waivers at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

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