Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Clowney (17) runs with the ball before a game against the Washington Redskins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
Roughly 24 hours ahead of the deadline for trimming the roster down to 75 players, the Buffalo Bills have already done so. Tight end Mike Caussin has been placed on Reserve/PUP, and nine more players have been released to get down to the league maximum allowed.
The nine players cut: wide receivers David Clowney and Derek Session, tight end Fendi Onobun, guard Jake Vermiglio, defensive end Sean Ferguson, defensive tackle Jay Ross, linebacker Danny Batten, cornerback Prince Miller and safety Nick Sukay. Of that group, all but Clowney and Batten are eligible for the practice squad.
None of these releases are remotely surprising, and the biggest name on the list is obviously Batten's, the former 2010 sixth-round draft pick. He'd been buried on the depth chart all summer. The rest were street free agents that never really stood a good chance of making the team. As for Caussin: he won't be eligible to return to the practice field until after the first six weeks of the season are up.
Our unofficial depth chart has been updated to reflect the changes. The Bills close out their pre-season schedule with a visit to Detroit on Thursday, August 30, and then must cut 22 more players to get down to 53 by 9PM the following day, on August 31.