Bills Release All Pro G Ruben Brown

In a rather surprising move today the Buffalo Bills parted ways with long time left guard Ruben Brown today.

Ruben Brown first joined the Bills as a 1st Round draft pick in 1995 out of the University of Pittsburgh. Brown started as a rookie, which was rare under then head coach Marv Levy.

After a strong rookie season he became a mainstay having starting at left guard the past nine seasons. Brown made the Pro Bowl during his eight seasons of his career as a Bill.

Part of the reason Brown was cut today was in part because he was due to earn a bonus tomorrow that would have cut into the estimated $6.8 of open salray cap the team is believed to have. It is believed in cutting Brown the Bills will save approximately $1.8 million against this year's cap.

Though the salary cap might not be the sole reason for his release. As it's believed that Brown got into a fight late last season with then offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and made it known he was not happy with the way the team's offense was running. It's even thought by some that Brown chose to sit out of the team's last game as a demonstration on how strong his feelings were against how the offense was being run. Although Gilbride and all of the offensive coaching staff was replaced (along with the team's head coach) the cutting of Brown could have also been a sign that the team didn't approve of his believed behavior.

The Bills also tendered Restrcited free Agents QB Travis Brown and DT Ron Edwards which means that they have the right to match any contract that either Edwards or Brown may receive in free agency. The team also tendered contracts to Exclusive RB Joe Burns and DLB ominique Stevenson which allows them sole bargaining with Burns and Stevenson.

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