The Buffalo Bills have the fourth-ranked run game in the NFL, but with four games left in the season the club may be looking to give younger players an opportunity. Buffalo released veteran reserve running back Tashard Choice Wednesday.
The sixth-year running back had been with the Bills since the 2011 season, serving mainly as the third-string tailback behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
In his two-plus seasons with Buffalo Choice rushed for 471 yards and a two touchdowns averaging 3.4 yards per carry. He also had 27 receptions and contributed on special teams.
Choice originally joined the Bills off waivers on November 23, 2011. He joined the NFL as fourth round draft pick in 2008 with the Dallas Cowboys.
The move is likely designed to afford rookie running back Ronnie Wingo an opportunity to serve in the reserve role that Choice had previously occupied.
Wingo is also a much bigger back with some athleticism at 6-3 and 231 pounds. It's a quality that head coach Doug Marrone has been interested in adding to his offensive backfield.
The Arkansas product has been on Buffalo's roster the past six weeks after being promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 25. He was originally an undrafted signing of the Atlanta Falcons this past spring.