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Bills begin trimming roster by releasing four, placing one on IR

By Jay Skurski

The Bills got a head start on bringing down their roster number Sunday, releasing four players and placing another on injured reserve.

Cut were offensive tackle Tony Hillis, wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield and defensive backs Mark LeGree and Don Unamba. All four players were signed by the team after the start of training camp, and failed to move up the depth chart.

The Bills also placed wide receiver Kevin Elliott on injured reserve. He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on a non-contact play Friday against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Bills currently have 83 players on their active roster. They need to trim that number to 75 by 4 p.m. Aug. 27. The final cut to 53 players needs to be done by 6 p.m. Aug. 31.

Bills add a pair of O-linemen before first camp practice

By Tim Graham

PITTSFORD -- One day after Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said he probably wouldn't fill any of their roster openings before the start of training camp, the Bills have added a pair of offensive linemen.

Interior lineman Antoine Caldwell and tackle Tony Hills are on the team.

The Houston Texans drafted Caldwell in the third round in 2009. He was a spot starter for them at center and guard for four seasons.

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Hills in the fourth round in 2008. He has played eight NFL games for the Steelers, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He made his lone start last year.


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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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