Over the course of the past few days, the Buffalo Bills found themselves a new running back via trade. In the business that is the National Football League, an acquistion often comes with the release of another player.
As is usually the case, the Bills released reserve running back Anthony Allen on Monday afternoon. Allen signed on with the Bills this past January after the 2013 season had concluded. He entered the league in 2011 as a seventh-round selection by the Baltimore Ravens.
Allen's release was made possible after the Bills acquired running back Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles through a trade. The team now has five running backs on the roster.