With NFL rosters needing to go down from 85 to 80 players by Tuesday’s deadline, the Buffalo Bills have started their roster cuts.
Buffalo announced Monday that the team released wide receiver Tavon Austin and punter Matt Haack.
Haack, 28, joined the Bills last year and struggled. He was at or near the bottom of the league in gross and net average yards per punt last year.
Austin, 31, signed with Buffalo this summer and had a pretty solid camp but ends up as the odd-man out.
With Haack’s release, that means that rookie Matt Araiza has won the punting competition.
The next round of cuts is scheduled for August 29. Rosters will shrink from 80 to 53.
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