Bills cut LB Rivers

Orchard Park, NY ( - The Buffalo Bills released linebacker Keith Rivers Tuesday after just one season with the team.

The move will save Buffalo $1.7 million towards next season's salary cap.

Rivers made just three starts and recorded 16 tackles over 12 games this past season, the first of a two-year contract he signed with the Bills last March.

The former Cincinnati first-round pick has started 50 times over six seasons with the Bengals, New York Giants and Bills. Rivers has compiled 291 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions for his career.