The Buffalo Bills have released wide receiver John Brown and defensive end Quinton Jefferson. These cuts come in the wake of the NFL’s salary cap falling eight percent from 2020 to 2021, due to loss of revenue after the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Bills released WR John Brown and DL Quinton Jefferson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2021
Brown played in nine games in 2020, racking up only 458 yards and three touchdowns. This was a huge step back from his 2019 campaign, in which he eclipsed 1,000 yards for the first time in four seasons, adding six touchdowns.
Jefferson played in all 16 games, but started in only four. He forced his first career fumble, and recovered another one. He also had three sacks and 23 combined tackles.
More and more teams will be shedding salary and cutting players to adhere to the new, lower salary cap. Stay tuned to TGH for more breaking news involving these cuts!
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