By Jay Skurski
Colin Brown's tenure with the Buffalo Bills is over.
The team today released Brown, who started the first five games of the season at left guard, and replaced him on the 53-man roster by promoting offensive lineman Mark Asper from the practice squad.
Brown, 28, struggled throughout the season. Coach Doug Marrone said last week he would rotate Brown with Doug Legursky against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Six. Brown, however, got only 12 snaps to Legursky's 57.
Marrone was asked Monday afternoon whether Legursky had earned the starting job.
"I haven't talked to those players yet, but I thought Doug did a nice job in there for just coming back. Colin has struggled before and we did play Doug much more than we did Colin," Marrone said. "I don't really like talking about it until I've talked to the players, which I haven't yet. That's a situation that hasn't occurred and when I update those guys, I'll update that answer."
That came in the form of today's release of Brown.