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Bills terminate Michael Jasper project


By Tim Graham

PITTSFORD -- The Buffalo Bills have announced they've released second-year offensive lineman Michael Jasper.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey on Saturday night divulged his dissatisfaction with Jasper's training camp so far. Gailey's comments appeared in a Press Coverage blog Sunday morning along with a rehash of Jasper's fascinating background that led fans to daydream about the possibilities.

That the Bills didn't wait for the first round of cuts to dump Jasper indicates they simply ran out of patience with the former 450-pound, two-way player from Bethel College.

To paraphrase Gailey, Jasper wasn't aggressive enough and didn't know his assignments. Not an attractive combo for an offensive lineman, wether he's a project or not.

No roster addition has been announced to fill Jasper's spot.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

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Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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