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Posted: Friday, 08 November 2013 4:36PM

Bills release Brad Smith from I-R

(WGR 550) -- After two seasons active and a third in which he's been injured, the Buffalo Bills have officially parted ways with wide receiver Brad Smith. The team released Smith in his third year with the organization, after originally placing him on Injured Reserve on August 30.

Smith originally signed a four-year contract with the Bills and had it restructured leading up to the 2013 season. He was battling with both Marcus Easley and Chris Hogan for the final spots on the roster. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, Smith is now fully recovered from an injury to his ribs and is eligible to sign with any NFL team except for the Bills.

The emergence of Easley as a special teams standout likely eased the Bills into the decision to finally release Smith from the roster. The 29-year old never really carved a niche in Buffalo, after having been signed to serve as the team's Wildcat quarterback under former head coach Chan Gailey.

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