Undrafted rookie receiver Da'Rick Rogers was one of five players released by the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills, on Monday, also released defensive backs Dominique Ellis and Jumal Rolle, receiver DeMarco Sampson, and center Ryan Turnley. The moves were made a day before NFL teams are required to trim their rosters to 75 players.

Rogers failed to make an impact in Buffalo in a bid to make a fresh start following a troubled college career. As a sophomore in 2011, Rogers led Tennessee with 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns.

He was forced to transfer to Tennessee Tech last summer after the Volunteers suspended him indefinitely for violating team rules. Rogers said the suspension was the result of him failing multiple drug tests.


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