Buffalo Bills release Crezdon Butler

The Buffalo Bills have very little depth at cornerback, and the talent at the position took a massive hit when Stephon Gilmore went down with a wrist injury that will require surgery. Gilmore, a potential shutdown corner heading into his second year in the league, is expected to be out five or six games, and that actually left veteran Crezdon Butler as a projected starter. That’s quite awful, and the fact that the Bills have decided to release Butler despite their lack of depth at corner is a damning statement on Butler’s ability. Pro Football Talk reports that the Buffalo Bills have cut Butler, and the Bills situation at corner is certainly an interesting one for New England Patriots fans to monitor with the matchup set next week.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Crezdon Butler (29) on the sidelines during the first half against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Butler appeared in nine games last season, and the 26-year-old Clemson product only has four career tackles in this league. The sad part is that the most notable thing Butler did this month is get into a scrap with rookie wide receiver Robert Woods, and from what I read, Butler started the fight after being upset with Woods’s blocking.

I’m not going to hide the fact that I think Butler is a terrible player, and the fact that the Bills had him penciled in as the No. 2 CB with Gilmore out just speaks volumes to the lack of depth on that team. What speaks even louder is the fact that the Bills have cut him, but it might actually be a bad move since Justin Rogers and T.J. Heath now look like the No. 2 and 3 CBs.



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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    …….just wondering what the Bills are going to have as a starting unit, both on offense and defense, when the Pats play them in week one. I originally had the Pats winning by 10 points a couple of weeks ago, but it could be by three or four TDs come game day. It would be nice to see the second team get snaps if the Pats built a huge lead in this game.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      It would be sad if the Patriots didn’t blow the Bills out. The Bills are going to have an excellent running game, but the offensive line got worse and the passing attack will need a significant amount of time to gel (beyond the fact that Manuel might be out). The Bills CBs are atrocious right now with Gilmore out, and not even a really good safety duo or above-average front seven will help much against NE.

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