Buffalo Bills Release Pierre Woods, Mike Balogun

In their second personnel announcement of the day, the Buffalo Bills have released linebackers Pierre Woods and Mike Balogun.

Both linebackers were mid-season additions for the Bills. Woods, who replaced Antonio Coleman on the active roster when the latter landed on IR, saw spot duty defensively as a reserve outside linebacker over the Bills' final four games. He also recorded three special teams tackles. Chan Gailey expressed optimism when Woods joined the team that he could be a down-the-line solution at the position for the Bills; clearly, that's not going to happen.

Balogun joined the Bills in November, and replaced Andra Davis on the active roster. He was inactive most weeks, and did not record a single stat with the team.

Earlier today, the Bills announced that they'd reached a contract agreement with strong safety Jon Corto. With Woods and Balogun off the roster - and with Paul Posluszny and Akin Ayodele scheduled to hit free agency when a new CBA is in place - Buffalo's linebacker depth is looking thinner than ever.

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