The Buffalo Bills on Monday announced the release of five players, their first round of cuts in an effort to meet the NFL's 75-man roster maximum by Tuesday afternoon's deadline. Among the first round of cuts: popular undrafted free agent wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers.
Former Bills GM Buddy Nix famously told reporters that the Bills had an early-round grade on Rogers' physical talents entering the 2013 NFL Draft process, but the former Tennessee star went undrafted due to off-field issues. Those apparently continued to plague Rogers in camp this summer, as he was remarkably inconsistent, in and out of the coaching staff's doghouse and saw a rapid decline in his playing time as a result. He did not play at all on offense in Saturday's loss to Washington.