The Buffalo Bills announced today that they’ve released Marcus Easley, a wide receiver and core special teamer.
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.