NFL rules stipulate that teams must trim their rosters to 80 by Tuesday afternoon, and the Bills got closer to that number Sunday by releasing six players: DB Rajric Coleman, RB Anthony Elzy, P Reid Forrest, WR Paul Hubbard, CB Loyce Means and OL Isaiah Thompson.
None of these names come as a surprise, as all but Hubbard were in camp as undrafted rookies.
Hubbard, a former sixth-round draft pick of the Browns, was with Buffalo all season in 2010. He spent most of the year on the practice squad before appearing in a few games late in the season. Hubbard actually had a big night in the exhibition overtime win over Jacksonville Saturday, hauling in five catches for 47 yards and catching the game-tying touchdown and 2-point conversion late in regulation. Unfortunately for Hubbard, there were just too many names in front of him on the Buffalo depth chart at receiver. (An offseason DUI arrest probably didn’t help.)
The only other really interesting name here is Forrest, the punter from Washington State. There were rumblings he had a real shot to unseat longtime Buffalo punter Brian Moorman, but last night Forrest had two really poor punts and that likely sealed his fate. It wouldn’t be a big shock to see him resurface in the NFL at some point, however.
Buffalo currently has 81 players on the roster and must release one more before 4 p.m. Tuesday.