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Bills announce 18 cuts, get down to 55 players

Josh Gordy, Dorin Dickerson

Buffalo Bills’ Dorin Dickerson (82) makes a 17-yard touchdown reception while being tackled by Indianapolis Colts’ Josh Gordy (27) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


We’ve been getting word on some of the Bills’ roster moves all day, but the team’s gone ahead and announced 18 cuts that will bring them to within two players of the 53-man limit.

Included are the departures of quarterback Matt Leinart, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tackle Zebrie Sanders, all of which were previously reported. The team also confirmed that quarterback Kevin Kolb, wide receiver Brad Smith and fullback Drew Smith have been placed on injured reserve.

The rest of the cuts are linebacker Kourtnei Brown, running back Zach Brown, guard Antoine Caldwell , guard Zack Chibane, defensive back Jordan Dangerfield, tight end Dorin Dickerson (pictured), defensive back Kip Edwards, running back Kendall Gaskins, defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert, defensive back T.J. Heath, wide receiver Brandon Kaufman, linebacker Keith Pough, tight end Nick Provo, linebacker Brian Smith, and center David Snow.

The men on the Bills roster include guard Doug Legursky, who appeared to suffer a serious leg injury on Thursday night. He could be a candidate for injured reserve as the Bills do more shuffling in the days to come.