Bills trim roster to 65

In order to get to the NFL mandated 65 player roster limit the Bills released three players and placed another player on the Restricted/Non-Injured List.

The most surprising of the cuts had to be middle linebacker Brandon Spoon who was expected to backup London Fletcher at middle linebacker this year after missing the entire 2002 season due to a torn tricep. Wide receiver Andre Rone and running back De'mond Parker were the other two cuts.

As expected rookie running back Willis McGahee was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. As a result he can not practice with the team until he is removed from this list, the earliest that he can is following the sixth week of the season. At that time the Bills will have three weeks to determine whether they want to active McGahee or place him on the season long injured reserve list. Of note the Bills currently have 66 players on the roster but they allowed one exemption because RB Ken Simonton played in NFL Europe earlier this season.



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