A person familiar with the move says the Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive tackle Dwan Edwards.
The person confirmed Edwards' release on Friday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't made an announcement. Edwards is an eight-year NFL veteran, and preparing to enter his third season with Buffalo.
Edwards was a two-year starter as a defensive end with the Bills, but was preparing to play a backup role at tackle position after the team switched to a 4-3 lineup this season. He had two years left on the $18 million contract, and scheduled to make a $4.1 million base salary this season.
The Bills had 22 players to cut by the Friday night deadline in order to establish their 53-player roster.