CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 13: Nathan Enderle #10 of the Chicago Bears fights off Brad Jefferson #49 of the Buffalo Bills as he runs for yardage during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bills 10-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills needed to release one more player to get down to the NFL-mandated 80-player roster size by this afternoon, and they've done just that, announcing that they've cut undrafted free agent rookie Brad Jefferson.
Jefferson was the victim of a numbers game at inside linebacker, where the team has several veterans and drafted rookies that took precedent. His release means that the Bills won't have to make another roster move until Saturday, when they must trim their roster to 53 players.
Pre-season finale blacked out
In other news, the Bills have also announced that Thursday's home pre-season finale against the Detroit Lions has not sold out, and will be blacked out on local television. It's the second straight pre-season game to be blacked out, and just like last week's game against Jacksonville, it will likely re-air on local television on a tape delay at some point.
Last season, the Bills had sold out two regular season games by mid-July. To our knowledge, the team hasn't yet announced sellouts for any of their seven home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium this season.