By Jay Skurski
The Buffalo Bills this afternoon released veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison, who had been inactive for all 12 games so far this season.
An eight-year veteran, Morrison has 95 career starts, but none of those came in his two years with the Bills. He spoke with The Buffalo News last month about what a trying season this had been.
"Game days are ... pretty tough. I put a lot into it during the week. Even still, I work out four or five times a week. I'm still preparing as if I'm going to play [the next game]," he said. "When you have that build up all week long and you come out there on Sunday, you get excited just like the other guys. You want to go out there and perform and show what you've practiced all week for.
"It's been a little tough because you know you're not going to go out there and get that opportunity, but that doesn't stop me from the way I prepare and go about my business. It's tough. You just sit back and you hope you get the opportunity to show what you can do. I think sometimes you feel like you should be out there."
Morrison's release was announced just minutes after coach Chan Gailey provided his afternoon update to the media.
The Bills could be in need of extra offensive line depth this week, with center Eric Wood out because of a left knee injury and the possibility of right tackle Chris Hairston missing the game because of bruised right foot.
(Photo: Harry Scull Jr. / Buffalo News)