The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they released second-year linebacker Tony Steward.
The sixth-round pick in 2015 struggled to stay healthy in his first year. He made the 53-man roster despite spraining his MCL in the preseason but was inactive the first five games of the regular season.
Steward played in the next six games but injured his knee in Week 12.
Per the team's website:
The release marks another subtraction from Buffalo’s linebacking corps. The Bills lost second-year linebacker A.J. Tarpley earlier this month as he decided to retire from football. The club now has eight linebackers on their offseason roster.