Saturday, September 5, 2009
Bill drop Dominic Rhodes Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Luc Leclerc-US PRESSWIRE
Buffalo Bills running back Dominic Rhodes was cut Saturday.
One day after the Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Turk Schonert, they've followed up with another surprising move.
An NFL source confirmed the Bills have released running back Dominic Rhodes, one of their biggest offseason acquisitions.
The move is surprising because the Bills were expected to rely on Rhodes' running and receiving skills while usual starter Marshawn Lynch served a three-game suspension to start the season. Fred Jackson is the only back on the roster with significant NFL experience.
Rhodes started Thursday night's preseason finale. He finished the preseason with 19 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. He fumbled twice and lost one.
Sources inform me it has been a tense day so far at One Bills Drive and that other surprises might be in the offing.