The Buffalo Bills are under the roster limit after dropping five more players this afternoon. Teams had until 6 p.m. to reduce their rosters to 53 players.
The released players:
Quarterback Thad Lewis
Defensive end Jamie Blatnick
Defensive end Izaan Cross
Defensive tackle Torell Troup
Linebacker Bryan Scott
Although Lewis was an interesting sidelight over the past week, Scott and Troup are the most notable cuts of this quintet.
Scott has played 10 NFL seasons as a defensive back and linebacker. He was a hybrid defender who the Bills hoped would help guard the NFL’s new wave of athletic tight ends such as Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Jimmy Graham.
Scott was fifth in tackles last year with 64. His four interceptions and eight pass breakups each ranked second on the team. He returned one of his interceptions for the Bills’ only defensive touchdown of the season. He also had two forced fumbles and two recoveries.
Troup will forever remembered as the player the Bills selected one spot ahead of Gronkowski in the 2010 draft. Troup played 15 games as a rookie and started two. he played only six games in his second season and zero last year.