Easley was picked by the team in the fourth round of the 2010 draft out of the University of Connecticut and spent the entire 2016 on the sidelines after suffering a brutal knee injury late in the 2015 campaign.
While never panning out as a receiving threat, Easley emerged as one of the league’s best coverage guys on special teams. In 2015, he played on nearly half of the special team snaps. The 6’2”, 217-pound wideout will end his career in Buffalo with three catches for 71 yards and one touchdown.
By moving on from Easley, who was set to represent a $1.875M cap hit in 2017, the Bills will save $1.02M in salary cap space this year. His dead cap hit will be $850k.
With the Easley release, the Bills only have Sammy Watkins, Walt Powell, and Kolby Listenbee currently under contract at the wide receiver position.