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Bills swap defensive ends, signing Ryan Russell and releasing Owa Odighizuwa

PITTSFORD – The Buffalo Bills continue to look for ways to upgrade the depth along their defensive line.

On Sunday, that meant signing defensive end Ryan Russell and releasing defensive end Owa Odighizuwa.

Russell, 27, played in 14 games for Tampa Bay last season, making seven starts. He was originally a fifth-round draft pick of Dallas in 2015, spending one year with the Cowboys before moving on to the Buccaneers in 2016.

Odighizuwa actually got some snaps with the starters during the spring, but couldn't carry that over to the start of training camp.

Before Sunday's practice, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier talked about what the Bills are looking for along their defensive line.

"We do have a prototype at each position that we like to have – ideal size, height, weight," he said. "At this point of the year, you kind of take the best available, depending on what position you're looking for."

Russell is 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds.

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