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Another Draft Pick Gone

Another week, another recent Bills draft pick out the door. Two weeks ago, they cut Trent Edwards, their third-round pick in 2007. Last week, they traded Marshawn Lynch, the No. 1 pick in the '07 draft. Today, they released outside linebacker Chris Ellis, the third-round selection in 2008, to make room for Shawn Nelson on the roster.

The departures of Edwards and Lynch left the Bills with only one draft choice from '07 -- Paul Posluszny, who was taken in the second round that year. The '08 draft has also taken a big hit: James Hardy, the second-round pick that year, was cut at the end of camp.

But four players from the '08 draft remain. Leodis McKelvin went 11th overall. Cornerback Reggie Corner was a fourth-rounder that year. The Bills got two players in the seventh round that year who are now starting: Left tackle Demetrius Bell and wide receiver Stevie Johnson.

It was a little surprising that Ellis, who was drafted as a defensive end, was the odd man out when Nelson came back from suspension. John McCargo has been inactive for all five games this season and was considered the most likely player to go. McCargo, of course, was the 26th overall pick in the 2006 draft. How much longer before the Bills part ways with that dubious draft pick?

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