The new Buffalo Bills coaching staff is in place. The inevitable roster cuts have started to follow.
Barnett's release is not a huge surprise. Even though he remains an effective run-stopper, Barnett was exposed in pass coverage too often. He was set to make $3.5 million. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said his release was listed as a failed physical on the league's transaction wire.
Cutting Wilson is more of an eye-opener. He was slated to make almost $3 million, but he was coming off an effective season when he was a captain and 16-game starter.
Perhaps this is a sign the Bills are confident they will retain impending free agent Jairus Byrd with the franchise tag or a free agent contract. These moves will help free up money for the Bills to bring back core talented players like Byrd and guard Andy Levitre.
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