Bills safety Ko Simpson was a player on the bubble as the preseason wound down. Making a solid showing in the finale against the Lions would be important. Little did he know it may have played a factor in facilitating a trade between Buffalo and Detroit as the free safety is now a Lion.
Buffalo traded Simpson to Detroit in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in 2010.
Simpson looked to be the odd man out at safety with Donte Whitner and Bryan Scott the incumbent starters and big plans in the near future for second-round pick Jairus Byrd. With George Wilson and John Wendling widely considered more valuable special teamers Simpson became expendable.
The former fourth-round pick was a two-year starter for Buffalo before losing his starting job when Whitner was moved to free safety and Scott remained in the lineup after some strong performances last season at strong safety.
Simpson had 27 starts in his Bills career, but just two interceptions, both of which came in his rookie season.
In another roster move the club released TE Travis McCall from injured reserve.