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Bills cut Hopkins, Dixon, 9 others

The Buffalo Bills and the rest of the National Football League had until Tuesday to pare their roster to 75 players. Like many other teams, the Bills elected to make those cuts a day or two earlier than they were required.

The team announced that kicker Dustin Hopkins, quarterback Dennis Dixon, guard J.J. 'Unga, running back Ronnie Wingo, punter Jake Dombrowski, wide receiver Tori Gurley, safety Derek Brim, defensive tackle Damien Jacobs, safety Jajuan Harley, wide receiver Chris Summers and center Macky MacPherson have all been released from the active roster.

The Bills entered Saturday's preseason game with 87 players on the roster. The Sunday release of Alan Branch, paired with the 11 players released on Monday brought Buffalo down to the required 75 by Tuesday.

The next round of cuts is just around the corner. Teams will participate in their final preseason games by Thursday, which prefaces the reduction all rosters in the league to 53 players by Saturday, August 30 at 4 p.m.

The Bills are up against the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ralph Wilson Stadium for their final exhibition matchup.

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

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