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David Clowney among 9 released by Bills

By Mark Gaughan

Veteran wide receiver David Clowney was among nine players released by the Buffalo Bills today, the team announced.

Also released were: linebacker Danny Batten, defensive end Sean Ferguson, cornerback Prince Miller, tight end Fendi Onobun, defensive tackle Jay Ross, receiver Derek Session, safety Nick Sukay and guard Jake Vermiglio. Sukay, Vermiglio, Ross, Onobun and Ferguson all dressed but did not play in Saturday's exhibition game.

The Bills also announced tight end Mike Caussin was moved to the reserve physically unable to perform list, while safety Josh Nesbitt was released from the injured reserve list. Caussin will not count toward the Bills' roster total and is out for at least the first six games. He is eligible to begin practicing between the end of Week Six and the end of Week Nine of the regular season. At that point the Bills would have to decide whether to activate him or put him on the injured reserve list.

The moves get the Bills down to the NFL's 75-man roster limit for this week. All NFL teams must trim down from 75 to 53 players on the active roster by 9 p.m. Friday, a day after Buffalo's exhibition finale in Detroit.

Clowney was the most veteran of the players released. He's a three-year veteran who has played in 28 NFL games. Batten was the lone Bills draft pick among the cuts. He was a sixth-round pick in 2010.

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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

Mark Gaughan

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

Jay Skurski

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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