First things first, I want to remind you these are real human people losing their jobs today. Sometimes we treat them like cogs in a machine, and for many their dreams are literally being crushed right now and they will never wear a helmet again.
The Buffalo Bills and the other 31 NFL teams need to cut their rosters to 53 players by 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. In the article here, we will continuously update the leaks and rumors until the team announces the final roster at some point.
I’ve listed the entire current roster below and when we get a name, we will cross it off and add the tweet into the top of the article.
- S Josh Thomas released
The #Bills have released S Josh Thomas, per league source. If he clears waivers, the team plans to add him to their practice squad.— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) August 31, 2021
- CB Cam Lewis released
The #Bills are releasing CB Cam Lewis, per source. Wouldn’t be surprised if there’s interest around the league. Solid cornerback who can play inside and outside. Had a great camp/preseason.— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) August 31, 2021
- TE Jacob Hollister released (See Matt’s “Shenanigans” article here)
A surprise: The #Bills are releasing TE Jacob Hollister, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
He had 66 catches and six TDs over the past two seasons in Seattle. With so many teams looking for help at the position, Hollister should have options.
- WR Steven Sims to be released
The #Bills plan to release WR Steven Sims, according to a league source.— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) August 31, 2021
- RB Antonio Williams reportedly released, PS priority target
The #Bills are releasing RB Antonio Williams per league source. Buffalo plans to sign him to their practice squad.— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) August 31, 2021
- Reportedly planning to release TE Nate Becker
The #Bills plan to release TE Nate Becker, according to a league source.— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) August 31, 2021
- WR Tanner Gentry and OL Jack Anderson release. Both reportedly may be back on PS
The #Bills are releasing OL Jack Anderson and WR Tanner Gentry, per source. They want both back for practice squad.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
- TE Quintin Morris released, also could be back for PS
The #Bills are releasing TE Quintin Morris, per sources but would like him back on the practice squad.— Heather Prusak (@haprusak) August 31, 2021
- OG Jamil Douglas released
The #Bills are also releasing guard Jamil Douglas, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
- DE Darryl Johnson traded to Panthers
- RB Kerrith Whyte, WR Brandon Powell, and CB Tim Harris released
- DT Treyvon Hester was placed on Injured Reserve in late August.
- DE Bryan Cox, Jr. was placed on Injured Reserve in late July.
Bills roster (alphabetical by position)
Reggie Gilliam (Made roster, per Ryan Talbot)
Kerrith Whyte Antonio Williams
Jake Kumerow (Made roster, per Ryan Talbot)
Nate Becker Jacob Hollister
Tommy Doyle (Made roster, per Jay Skurski)
Treyvon Hester (Injured reserve)
Carlos Basham, Jr.
Bryan Cox, Jr. (Injured reserve)
Darryl Johnson Jr. (Traded)
Andre Smith (Made roster, per Jay Skurski)
Rachad Wildgoose Jr.
Damar Hamlin (Made roster, per Matt Parrino)
K Tyler Bass
LS Reid Ferguson
P Matt Haack