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Marcus Stroud on his way out of Buffalo

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CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21: Marcus Stroud #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates during NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bills won 49-21. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Marcus Stroud’s three-year run in Buffalo is over.

A league source tells PFT that the Bills have released Stroud, only two years after giving him a big new contract.

Stroud started 45 games over the last three years, but never made the impact the Bills hoped for after a solid start. Their treatment of Stroud symbolizes the continued failures of the Bills front office over the last five years.

They gave up two mid-round picks in 2008 for Stroud, when he was 30 years old coming off injury plagued seasons. After a good 2008 season with the team, the Bills gave Stroud a two-year extension in 2009 despite the fact his deal already ran through 2010.

That contract paid Stroud $16 million over two seasons. They got so-so production at best the next two years and poor run defense out of the defensive tackle.

And now the latest regime in Buffalo, led by G.M. Buddy Nix, has to correct the mistakes of the previous regime and cut the organization’s losses.