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Bills waive TE Mike Caussin

Posted Aug 14, 2013


His career with the Bills just never seemed to come together as staying healthy proved to be his biggest hurdle. On Wednesday Mike Caussin’s time with Buffalo came to a close as they waived the tight end.

Coming off a lengthy rehab from ACL surgery the year before, Caussin (6’5” 243) participated in the team’s spring practices under new head coach Doug Marrone. But early in training camp this summer, he sustained a hip injury and has not practiced with the team for over a week. 

The 26-year old, who appeared in six career games for the Bills, all in 20011, had five receptions for 41 yards that season. Unfortunately an ACL knee injury sustained against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 24th that season cost him all of the 2012 season.

His recovery from ACL reconstruction took a bit longer than expected and he was placed on the Reserve/PUP list at the beginning of the 2012 season. Caussin began practicing with the team again midseason, but did not show enough improvement to convince the staff that he should be added to the roster for the last six games of the year. He was subsequently transitioned to the team’s injured reserve list.

Buffalo is not devoid of talent at the tight end position on their roster with incumbent starter Scott Chandler and Lee Smith, who have been with the club the past couple of seasons. They also drafted Chris Gragg in the seventh round and Dorin Dickerson posted a touchdown reception in last week’s preseason opener. Nick Provo was also recently added to the roster in the wake of Caussin’s injury.