Bills cut Christian Wade, get down to 53 players

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The headline move of the Bills’ cut to 53 players was the release of running back LeSean McCoy, but they made several other moves over the course of the day.

One of them involved one of the feel-good stories of the preseason. Running back Christian Wade joined the Bills after giving up rugby for a spot in the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program and scored a touchdown on his first touch, but he was one of the team’s cuts. The program allows for a practice squad exemption for foreign players, so Wade will likely stick around Buffalo if he isn’t claimed by another club.

The Bills also cut defensive end Sam Acho, tight end Nate Becker, wide receiver Victor Bolden, tight end Kyle Carter, safety Kurt Coleman, wide receiver Nick Easley, defensive end Jeff Holland, quarterback Tyree Jackson, tackle Jarron Jones, linebacker Deon Lacey, cornerback Cam Lewis, cornerback Ryan Lewis, offensive lineman Eric Magnuson, wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, kicker Chase McLaughlin, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, running back Marcus Murphy, defensive tackle Kyle Peko, wide receiver Cam Phillips, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney, cornerback Denzel Rice, wide receiver David Sills, tight end Keith Towbridge, safety Abraham Wallace, defensive tackle L.T. Walton, wide receiver Duke Williams, defensive end Eddie Yarbrough and defensive tackle Roderick Young.

Linebacker Tyrel Dodson was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List while linebacker Vosean Joseph and running back Senorise Perry were placed on injured reserve.

8 responses to “Bills cut Christian Wade, get down to 53 players

  1. A guy with that kind of talent and the Bills couldnt find a spot on the practice squad for Wade….Trust the process…..smh…

  2. They were raving about Duke Williams. I sure hope the players they kept are an upgrade over what they had last season.
    In fact a lot of the players they cut appeared to have had a good pre-season. It’s hard to know if they’re trying to win now or are really trying to tank.

  3. Anyone have a suggestion why Duke Williams was cut? Seemed like a decent big body for RZ looks vs the rest of the speedy little guys they have.

  4. It’d be nice if they set up some sort of 54* roster spot for the guys from the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program. Make them ineligible to play in games but they keep their contracts & don’t have to go through waivers. They’re giving up a spot in their natural professional sport to move across the world and give it a chance. Getting cut & going PS is a major blow to these guys & pretty much incentive to go back to what they were doing.
    And Let’s say Wade gets picked up by Arizona, he’s moving cross-country to a different world basically from Buffalo with the chance of getting cut in a week or 4 anyways.
    Give them a little bit of stability and see how they can really play after a year of acclimation.

  5. homers ! did you really think a CFL guy could show up and win a roster spot on an NFL team ? boy, you guys have bought the company line….hook….line and sinker. lol.

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