Bills part ways with TE Shuler
While the Buffalo Bills are getting ready to start training camp practices at St. John Fisher College on Sunday night, the team excavated yet another roster spot with the release of tight end Mickey Shuler.
Signed by the team in mid-May, the blocking-centric tight end struggled to assert himself in the off-season workouts and even sat out some practice time due to an injury. With Shuler's release, the Bills roster now resides at 86, with four open spots. That gives the Bills the flexibility to make a signing if they so choose.
Shuler faced an uphill battle at the tight end position as it was. With Scott Chandler nearing full health, it could be a simple case of not having enough repetitions to go around.
Since Dorin Dickerson switched to tight end during spring workouts, the Bills had six players at that position before the release of Shuler. Chandler, Dickerson, Lee Smith, Mike Caussin and rookie Chris Gragg all have legitimate hopes of making the roster this season. The same could not have been said for Shuler, hence the release on Saturday morning.
The Bills' first training camp practice is Sunday night at St. John Fisher College at 6 pm.