The Buffalo Bills have released safety Jon Corto, who missed the entire 2011 season with a shoulder injury.

Corto, who had signed a two-year contract extension prior to the 2011 campaign, was a solid special teams contributor during his three seasons with the Bills.

The Orchard Park native missed the first five games of the 2010 season due to a broken wrist, but he appeared in the final 11 contests and finished tied for fifth on the team in special teams tackles.

Corto, a 2007 undrafted free agent from Sacred Heart, spent his first year in the NFL on the practice squad. He appeared in 43 games overall, making one start, and posted 37 tackles.