The Buffalo Bills got extremely close to their roster limit on Friday as they only have a couple more guys to let go of. So far, they have made some significant cuts, but none more surprising than cornerback Crezdon Butler.
Throughout training camp, Butler was expected at one point to start in week one due to injuries at the position, but after playing 54 snaps in the preseason finale it looked as though his days were numbered in Buffalo.
During the preseason, Leodis McKelvin and Justin Rogers struggled with injuries, therefore Butler looked like he was good to go as a fill-in starter to begin the year. Coaches seemed confident in that notion at one point, but that has obviously changed resulting with Butler’s release.
Buffalo also released veteran quarterback Matt Leinart after he threw two picks in his first five series in the preseason finale. Thad Lewis performed just a bit better, thus earning him a spot — for now. Kevin Kolb could be done for his career after another serious concussion, so the Bills needed a backup plan — pun intended.
Linebacker Bryan Scott could be victim of the next cut by the deadline Saturday. It was felt as though his release was already coming, but star safety Jairus Byrd sent out a tweet Friday that all but solidified that fact.
Today is a tough day… Want to wish my big bro @teambryanscott the best and all the rest of the guys around the league.
— jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) August 30, 2013
Beyond Scott, you’ll have to check back here after the deadline has passed Saturday and we’ll make sure to keep you updated on all of the Bills’ moves heading into the regular season next week.