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Wayne Hunter released by Buffalo Bills

The Bills could be back in the market for veteran tackle depth after Wayne Hunter reportedly requested (and was officially granted) his release on Tuesday.

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Veteran offensive tackle Wayne Hunter will not, in fact, be vying for a Buffalo Bills roster spot during training camp this summer.

The Bills announced that they had released Hunter earlier on Tuesday, and ESPN's Mike Rodak reports that the decision came not from the Bills, but from Hunter himself.

Hunter's departure from the roster not only drops their head count down to 89 with camp beginning next week, it also leaves the team with just four traditional tackles on their active roster: Cordy Glenn, Cyrus Kouandjio, Seantrel Henderson, and undrafted rookie Tyson Chandler.

If the team remains interested in adding veteran competition to that thin depth chart for camp this summer - and by all rights, they should be - then they'll need to move fairly quickly to do so. The team reports to St. John Fisher a week from this Thursday.