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Bills' deadline activity limited to release of DT Jay Ross

By Jay Skurski

The least-exciting sports day of the year, otherwise known as NFL trade deadline day, has come and gone, with the Buffalo Bills standing pat.

The Bills opted to keep safety Jairus Byrd today, as the deadline arrived at 4 p.m. The team did make one move, however, by releasing defensive tackle Jay Ross from the 53-man roster.

Ross, 26, has played sparingly in five games for the Bills this season, registering just one tackle. His release leaves the Bills with an opening on their active roster.

The team did fill out its eight-player practice squad by signing wide receiver Cordell Roberson. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder attended Stephen F. Austin University. He finished as the school's all-time leader in catches (221), receiving yards (3,191) and touchdown catches (39).

He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns, but was released prior to the start of the regular season, and also spent time on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad.

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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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