Report: Bills to release Chris Ivory

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PHOENIX, AZ (WGR550) - With the addition of Frank Gore earlier this offseason, the Buffalo Bills backfield suddenly became a bit crowded. That’s about to change.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Bills are planning on releasing veteran running back Chris Ivory on Tuesday.

With the signing of RB Frank Gore, Bills are planning to release RB Chris Ivory today, per league source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2019  

Ivory, who turned 31-years-old less than a week ago, was signed by the Bills last offseason as a free agent. He finished the season with 315 yards rushing and a touchdown, adding another 205 yards on 13 catches out of the backfield.

Ivory’s release saves the Bills $2.15 million on there salary cap this season, but will count $750,000 in dead cap space.

With Ivory on the roster, the Bills had the three oldest running backs in the NFL all in their backfield. Gore, who will turn 36 in May, and McCoy, who will be 31 in July, remain the two oldest backs in the NFL. They’re currently joined by 28-year-old Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford, who turns 25 next month. So, the Bills may still want to address the running back position in the draft to add more youth and competition before heading to training camp.

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