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Buffalo Bills cut CB Justin Rogers

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)

The Buffalo Bills have released third-year cornerback Justin Rogers.

The move was announced Tuesday with Buffalo (4-7) entering its bye weekend off.

Rogers opened the season filling in for injured starter Stephon Gilmore, who missed the first five games with a broken hand. Rogers struggled in coverage and was burned for two deep touchdown passes in a 27-20 loss at the New York Jets on Sept. 22.

The 2011 seventh-round draft pick out of Richmond was inactive for the past six games following Gilmore's return.

The Bills also shuffled their practice squad. Buffalo signed defensive back Mario Butler and released defensive back Johnny Adams.

Butler is a Georgia Tech product who has spent parts of the past two seasons on the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos practice squads.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Tagged: Bills, Broncos, Justin Rogers

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