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Bills Links, 9/2: AJ McCarron trade, Corey Coleman release highlight moves made in Buffalo

The Bills roster currently sits at 52 after cuts were announced on Saturday

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It was a busy day across the NFL on Saturday, as teams trimmed their rosters prior to the start of the regular season. This included the Buffalo Bills, who were also active on the trade market, shipping quarterback AJ McCarron to the Los Angeles Raiders for a fifth-round draft pick. In a mild surprise, the Bills cut wide receiver Corey Coleman, who was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Browns just last month. With only 52 players on the current roster, the team will add at least one more player prior to the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. There is plenty of analysis below on all of the moves made in today’s edition of the Bills Links.


Bills trade QB AJ McCarron to Oakland - WKBW.com
The AJ McCarron era in Buffalo is officially over before it ever technically started.

Buffalo Bills release WR Corey Coleman - ESPN.com
Corey Coleman, a first-round pick in 2016 who caught only three passes during the preseason, has been cut by the Bills.

Steven Means and 14 other players the Buffalo Bills could pursue | NewYorkUpstate.com
The Bills and many other teams could put in a waiver claim for Steven Means.

Joe B: 2018 Buffalo Bills final roster analysis - WKBW.com
The Buffalo Bills officially made enough transactions to trim their roster to the league limit on Saturday.

Buffalo Bills cut day: Thoughts on 8 players who were kept, released or traded (analysis) | NewYorkUpstate.com
The Bills made a few interesting moves ahead of the league's cut day deadline. Here are some takeaways.

Thoughts on AJ McCarron trade, Corey Coleman release and Buffalo Bills’ initial 52-man roster – The Athletic
Saturday's cuts, which included Corey Coleman, leave Buffalo with 52 players. Management figures to look at the waiver wire on Sunday to fill the remaining spot. (Subscription required).

5 takeaways on the Bills initial 53-man roster - BuffaloBills.com
John Murphy shares his observations on the first edition of the team's 53-man roster.

Bills Today: Bills welcome 18 newcomers to final roster - BuffaloBills.com
Here's the news of note for Sunday, September 2.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills take on even more dead cap space with roster cuts, but are set for 2019 – The Buffalo News
"You wouldnt say the Buffalo Bills are tanking in 2018, but from a salary cap perspective, they're certainly willing to take one on the chin this season..."

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Buffalo Bills trade AJ McCarron to Oakland Raiders for 5th round pick - Buffalo Rumblings
McCarron played his way into a job with a new team.

Here is the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster, post-cutdowns - Buffalo Rumblings
This is how Buffalo’s roster stands as of 4:00pm on Saturday.