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.