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Bills release former first-round pick, G Chris Williams

The Buffalo Bills released guard Chris Williams on Tuesday due to a failed physical, per the NFL transaction wire. The team also waived safety Deon Broomfield from the reserve/injured list.

Buffalo now has two open spots on its 90-man roster heading into training camp.

The move saves plenty of money under the cap for Buffalo, which previously signed Williams to a four-year, $13.15 million contract in March 2014. He started three games at left guard last season before suffering a season-ending back injury. Williams, who didn't attend voluntary workouts coming off of back surgery, was scheduled to make $1.875 million this season.

With his release, the Bills now have only six players with substantive NFL experience on the offensive line.

Williams was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 14th overall pick in 2008 and has played in 72 games (57 starts) in his career.

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