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Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Ike Brown retires

The undrafted free agent was a longshot to make the roster

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Old Dominion at FIU Photo by Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Monday, the Buffalo Bills announced that rookie undrafted free-agent cornerback Isaiah “Ike” Brown was placed on the reserve/retired list. Brown was absent from practice yesterday, and now we know why.

Brown, 22, was a longshot to make the Bills’ roster this year, but he provided valuable depth for training camp. In his college career at Florida International, Brown totaled 101 tackles, four sacks, 24 pass breakups, five interceptions, and one fumble recovery over four years.

The rookie corner was one of seven cornerbacks on the Bills’ training camp roster. With veteran Josh Norman expected to miss time thanks to a hamstring injury, the Bills are, at least temporarily, short on defensive backs.

Brown was one of the first Buffalo players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list at the start of training camp. He spent ten days on the list and was available when the team began its first set of padded practices last week.