S Silva leaves Bills camp, placed on exempt list

The Buffalo Bills have placed Mana Silva on the exempt-left

squad list after the backup safety left training camp without being

excused.

The NFL granted the Bills permission to make the move Tuesday, a

day after Silva left camp before the team’s scrimmage in suburban

Rochester.

Silva’s agent, Josh Arnold, told The Associated Press that his

client is re-examining his priorities after experiencing some

recent personal issues. Arnold hopes Silva will return to playing

football soon.

The Bills signed Silva to their practice squad last October

after he was cut by Dallas. He was added to the Bills’ active

roster a month later, and appeared in seven games.

An undrafted free agent out of Hawaii, Silva also appeared in

five games split over two seasons with Dallas.