- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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The AFC East blog put former Buffalo Bills second-round pick Torell Troup on the “Bust Watch” this summer. This was a list of highly-drafted players who needed to show something in 2012 to avoid the infamous bust label.
Well, Troup officially graduated to bust status Thursday after the Bills put the defensive lineman on injured reserve with a back injury. Troup, who was drafted in 2010 one spot ahead of Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, had plenty of chances the past three seasons. But the Bills cannot count on Troup.
Troup missed on a golden opportunity this year. He could have been a backup off the bench behind starting defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. There wouldn’t be much pressure on Troup besides giving Dareus or Williams and occasional breather. It was a perfect role waiting for Troup if he could get healthy.
Instead, Troup lived up to his often-injured label and it’s time for the Bills to move on.
Here are the AFC East blog's other "Bust Watch" players to keep an eye on this year: