Bills guard Isaac Asiata retires

Isaac Asiata originally signed with the Bills on July 23.
Isaac Asiata originally signed with the Bills on July 23.

He wasn’t on the practice field Tuesday at St. John Fisher. In most cases when a player isn’t in attendance it typically due to an injury or excused absence. For G Isaac Asiata it was for a much different reason.

Asiata has decided to retire at just 26-years old.

A former fifth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins (2017), Asiata was with Miami last season on their practice squad. After being placed on waived-injured by the Dolphins this past May during OTAs, Asiata transitioned to injured reserve, before ultimately being released by the club in June.

The Bills signed him just before training camp opened last week. He participated in practice through the first week of camp before deciding to step away from the game.

Asiata appeared in two games in his NFL career, both for the Dolphins, with one coming in 2017 and the other in 2018.

The offensive lineman is the second player on the Bills roster to retire in the last two weeks.

Last week, veteran safety Rafael Bush announced his retirement after nine seasons at age 32. It prompted the Bills to sign free agent safety Kurt Coleman.

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