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Safety Mana Silva leaves Bills camp

Zach Brown, Mana Silva AP

The Bills have been without Jairus Byrd for all of training camp and now they’re down another safety.

Mana Silva, who had been playing with the second team defense during camp, has decided to leave the team without their permission. Silva’s agent Josh Arnold told the Associated Press that Silva has been going through some personal issues recently and wanted to takes some time to re-examine his priorities. Arnold said that he hopes Silva will return to football soon.

The Bills placed Silva on the exempt-left camp list, which means that they’ll be able to replace him on the roster. With Byrd missing, the team will likely look to bolster the safety spot now that they are down to Da’Norris Searcy, converted corner Aaron Williams, fourth-round pick Duke Williams, fifth-round pick Jonathan Meeks and two undrafted free agents at the position.

Silva played seven games for the Bills last season. He joined the team after playing three games with Dallas, who released him last September.

UPDATE 9:24 a.m. ET: The Bills announced they have signed safety Mark LeGree and issued him uniform No. 30, which was previously worn by Silva.

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8 Responses to “Safety Mana Silva leaves Bills camp”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 7, 2013 7:56 AM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  2. wwwmattcom says: Aug 7, 2013 8:15 AM

    Since it isn’t illegal to Franchise a player, said player should be penalized for not showing up to mandatory team meetings, camp or games.

    I wouldn’t be very surprised if another team chose to sign Byrd to an obscene contract only to find out, you don’t need to spend that kind of money on a safety. I still don’t understand why the niners ever signed Nate Clements to an 80 Million dollar deal.

  3. jpaq68 says: Aug 7, 2013 8:27 AM

    More like he escaped ….

  4. jeffreyshulenburg says: Aug 7, 2013 8:31 AM

    Smart kid. Get your priorities in line, get your life straightened out and get back to Buffalo.

    Its nice to see someone cool off for a bit rather than letting things get as bad as other players have

  5. wikipediasaidso says: Aug 7, 2013 10:20 AM

    The agent hopes Silva gets past his personal issues and returns to earning an NFL paycheck soon? Shocker.

  6. stunzeed5 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:42 PM

    Another UH quitter like Colt Brennan (who cried and quit in the Sugar Bowl).

  7. blunttastic says: Aug 9, 2013 1:00 PM

    he realized what garbage team he was on

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 12:40 AM

    I thought Mana “the hawaiian punch” played well in Dallas. Hope all is OK with him.

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