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.
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.