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Bills release OL Wayne Hunter after just three weeks

The Buffalo Bills released veteran offensive lineman Wayne Hunter on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

The 34-year-old Hunter signed with the Bills on July 1 after participating in minicamp on a tryout basis. He was a favorite of Bills coach Rex Ryan when the two were with the Jets, but his stay in Buffalo was brief.

“I think in an ideal world there are some players for whatever reason that are better in multiple roles and being almost like a utility guy, playing guard, tackle, tight end,” coach Rex Ryan said of Hunter in June. “Giving you a lot of that versatility, a smart, athletic guy. That is why he is here.”

The Bills now have an open roster spot heading into training camp. Hunter seemed to be nothing more than a camp body. He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 with the St. Louis Rams.

The Bills report to training camp on Thursday, July 30, at which point Hunter’s roster spot will likely be filled.

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