Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bills' release of S Couplin leaves open roster spot


The Buffalo Bills are on a short week, but their divisional boutwith the Miami Dolphins Thursday didn't slow them down from making a roster move.

The team cut ties with safety Jerome Couplin Tuesday, according to buffalobills.com, leaving an open roster spot two days before their prime-time matchup. Couplin only lasted a week in Buffalo, acquired off waivers on Nov. 3.

There has been no official announcement of his replacement on the roster, but the smart money is on a reserve defensive end.

The Bills' backup at the position, journeyman Jarius Wynn, was injured during the team's loss to Kansas City last Sunday. He left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and has not practiced since.

Regarding the seriousness of Wynn's condition, coach Doug Marrone told reporters Tuesday that he wasn't sure how long Wynn would be out, but he did not see the injury as season-ending.

Wynn is one of four defensive ends currently rotating into Jim Schwartz's system, along with Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes and Manny Lawson. The 28-year-old has played 262 snaps so far this season, according to ProFootballFocus, tallying 14 combined tackles, a sack, two passes defended and a fumble recovery in the process.

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