ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Two people familiar with the decision have told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have released Ikemefuna Enemkpali three weeks after acquiring the linebacker who broke the jaw of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because the Bills have not released a list of players they have cut.
NFL.com first reported the move.
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The Bills claimed Enemkpali off waivers on Aug. 13, a day after he was cut by the Jets for punching Smith during a locker room altercation. Bills coach Rex Ryan lobbied to add Enemkpali after coaching the player during his rookie year with the Jets last season.
Enemkpali appeared in three preseason games with Buffalo. His playing status was uncertain because the NFL could still discipline Enemkpali for punching Smith.
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