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Bills release Jeff Tuel, nine others

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The changes continue to the Bills’ QB depth chart.

Second-year quarterback Jeff Tuel, who competed for the top backup job this summer, was among 10 players released by the Bills on Saturday, the club announced.

Tuel, who started one game as a rookie, is subject to waivers. He is also eligible for the practice squad.

Tuel’s departure comes one day after the team reached a deal with Kyle Orton, who will back up EJ Manuel. Orton and Manuel are the only quarterbacks on the roster.

The Bills also parted ways Saturday with wide receiver T.J. Graham, center Doug Legursky, offensive guard Antoine McClain, safety Deon Broomfield, linebacker Jimmy Gaines, wide receiver Caleb Holley, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, defensive end Bryan Johnson and safety Kenny Ladler.

However, on a day in which cuts headline transactions around the league, the Bills also made a signing, announcing the addition of punter Colton Schmidt. The Bills released punter Brian Moorman on Friday.

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15 Responses to “Bills release Jeff Tuel, nine others”
  1. ncphinsfan says: Aug 30, 2014 4:38 PM

    How come they didn’t release EJ Manuel? He is the main reason keeping this team below .500 this year.

  2. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Aug 30, 2014 4:41 PM

    I guess we will find out soon enough ncphinsfan

  3. bmore44 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:46 PM

    Kyle Ortin will be starter 2 or 3 game. That’s the only reason he’s going there. EJ would not be any teams backup right. He’s that bad !!

  4. coachbeck says: Aug 30, 2014 4:51 PM

    I liked hearing about Tuel time

  5. timmyp716 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:08 PM

    Apparently we’re going to be punting so much this year we need two punters?

  6. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Aug 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    I also liked hearing it, though watching it was a different story.

  7. ohand16 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:22 PM

    The move at punter is going to yield a serious upgrade, and no I’m not kidding

  8. jhorton83 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:22 PM

    Teams really don’t seem to like keeping 3 quarterbacks nowadays. Kind of sad actually. How are young quarterbacks supposed to develop if they’re unemployed? Seems short-sighted.

  9. catquick says: Aug 30, 2014 5:31 PM

    Mcphinsfan…..I will always remember the “kick the can around the street” look on your vaunted superstar QB Tannyhill when the Bills waxed him off with a shutout loss here last year. Did he ever get Mario Williams number to come off his jersey?

  10. rajbais says: Aug 30, 2014 5:45 PM

    Is it me or is this center hatred day??

    First, AQ Shipley is cut. Then Legursky is.

    Shipley is better than Legursky, but going young isn’t always the solution. Having a good team is.

  11. jpaq68 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:32 PM

    Kyle Orton will be the starting QB as soon as he learns the playbook (and not the coloring book version they gave to EJ). Manuel’s inability to throw an accurate pass almost got what Whaley and Marrone percieve to be the one chance of them keeping their jobs (Watkins) seriously injured.

  12. rrhess1529 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:52 PM

    Should of kept Tuel….

  13. someoneimportant says: Aug 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    Textbook Bills. You let the entire offseason pass then cut all your QBs so no one other than injury prone EJ knows the plays. PEOPLE — DON’T YOU REALIZE KYLE ORTON WILL BE STARTING GAMES BY WEEK FIVE???

  14. billswillnevermove says: Aug 30, 2014 8:48 PM

    paq68 says:
    Aug 30, 2014 6:32 PM
    Kyle Orton will be the starting QB as soon as he learns the playbook (and not the coloring book version they gave to EJ). Manuel’s inability to throw an accurate pass almost got what Whaley and Marrone percieve to be the one chance of them keeping their jobs (Watkins) seriously injured.
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    You know nothing about the
    bills.

  15. abe313 says: Aug 31, 2014 4:57 AM

    Tahj Boyd ????

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