Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- Early in the 2013 season, the Buffalo Bills struggled mightily to stop their opponents through the air. A big reason for that was the poor play of cornerback Justin Rogers, and once the normal starting cornerbacks returned to full health, the former seventh-round pick didn't see the field again.
Inactive on gameday for the past six weeks, the Bills officially severed ties with Rogers by releasing him from the 53-man roster Tuesday. He started the first five games for the Bills before ultimately being benched in the team's fifth game against Cleveland.
In his third season with the Bills, Rogers had 23 tackles and an interception in his five appearances. Over the nearly three seasons, he accumulated 76 tackles and three interceptions.
The Bills have not made a corresponding roster move to get their active roster back to 53. With a fully healthy roster, perhaps the Bills are saving the spot for rookie safety Jonathan Meeks, who will be eligible to come off the Injured Reserve (with the designation to return) for the team's game in Tampa Bay on December 9.
Buffalo also made a practice squad move, signing defensive back Mario Butler to the eight-man practice roster. To make room, the Bills released cornerback Johnny Adams.