Safety Mana Silva leaves Bills camp


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.