The Buffalo Bills have begun releasing players to get from 80 down to the initial 53-man roster. The moves need to be completed by Tuesday, August 30th, at 4:00 PM Eastern.
Update as of Tuesday, 1:45 PM Eastern:
Luke Tenuta is the latest roster cut. We’re hearing that Isaiah Hodgins was also released.
Update as of Tuesday, 1:00 PM Eastern:
DL Brandin Bryant, DL Prince Emili, DL C.J. Brewer, and RB Raheem Blackshear have been informed of their release, per various reports.
In addition, the team conducted a practice this morning, and Syracuse.com reporter Matt Parrino compiled a list of 55 Bills who were present, which would seem to unofficially capture the list of players who made the cut. Keep in mind that there could still be some wiggle room here; for instance, Tre’Davious White wasn’t on the list.
Here are the 55 players I saw out at practice today. pic.twitter.com/fvtNENCZpQ— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) August 30, 2022
Update as of Tuesday, 9:30 AM Eastern:
RB Duke Johnson, WR Tanner Gentry, TE O.J. Howard, and OL Alec Anderson have been released, per various reports. The team has expressed interest in bringing back Johnson, Gentry, and Anderson to their practice squad.
The first move was to release punter Matt Araiza over the weekend, though at some point the Bills will sign a new punter to take his place.
On Monday morning, they announced a handful of the first cuts:
- OL Jacob Capra
- DE Daniel Joseph
- DB Jordan Miller
- OL Tanner Owen
- WR Neil Pau’u
- DB Josh Thomas
Thomas should find his way onto the practice squad and Capra has an outside shot, as well.
Reggie Gilliam (FB)
Tanner Gentry Isaiah Hodgins
Ike Boetter (PUP)
Greg Van Roten
C.J. Brewer Brandin Bryant Prince Emili
Andre Smith (Suspended)
P Matt Araiza
K Tyler Bass
LS Reid Ferguson