Bills Trim Three To Reach 75

The Bills released three more players Tuesday to reach the necessary 75-player limit before the league's 4 pm deadline.

Undrafted rookie free agent safety Jon Corto, wide receiver Felton Huggins and offensive tackle Walter Stith were cut by the club.

Corto, an Orchard Park native, showed some athleticism through the spring camps and in the training camp setting, but was buried on a depth chart that included Jim Leonhard, George Wilson, John Wendling and Trevor Hooper.

Huggins came to the roster shortly before training camp from NFL Europe and also had very few opportunities to make an impression in the camp setting or the preseason.

Stith served on the team's practice squad in 2006, but was facing an uphill battle with Terrance Pennington and Kirk Chambers as the top reserve candidates at the tackle position.

Corto likely has the best chance for practice squad consideration.

Second-year offensive lineman Aaron Merz was placed on injured reserve effectively reducing the roster to the necessary 75 player limit.

NFL International allocation Daniel Watts does not count toward the team's roster total as he will spend the entire 2007 season on Buffalo's practice squad.

Buffalo's roster must be trimmed to 53 on Saturday Sept. 1 by 6 pm.

The practice squad can be assembled as early as 12 noon EDT on Sunday Sept. 2.

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