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Bills release RB Bryce Brown

Nov 13, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins long snapper John Denney (92) tries to tackle Buffalo Bills running back Bryce Brown (35) in the first half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 13, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins long snapper John Denney (92) tries to tackle Buffalo Bills running back Bryce Brown (35) in the first half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have released disappointing running back Bryce Brown after just one season with the team.

Brown was listed as the No. 4 running back on the depth chart and was inactive on Sunday in the season opener. His release has made room for Marcell Dareus, who was activated after serving his one-game suspension.

The Bills traded a fourth-round pick in 2014 to acquire Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles, but he never panned out in Buffalo. He had trouble holding onto the ball and was not a reliable back for Rex Ryan and the Bills.

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