Skip to main content

Buffalo Bills Are Releasing Veteran Player Just Coming Off A Suspension

Buffalo Bills helmet.

This Monday afternoon the Buffalo Bills announced they are releasing a veteran player. The funny thing is he's just now coming off a suspension. 

The Bills are releasing veteran linebacker Andre Smith Jr. this Monday. 

"The #Bills are releasing LB Andre Smith, source said. He is coming off a suspension that ends today," said Ian Rapoport. 

Smith, 25, just got off a suspension. He missed the team's first six games for violating the League's performance-enhancing substance policy. 

"The Buffalo Bills will be without linebacker Andre Smith for the first six games of the 2022 season, as the 25-year-old has been suspended for performance-enhancing substance usage, per NFL Media. Smith just re-upped with the Bills in March on a two-year deal worth up to $3 million," CBS Sports reported in the summer. 

It's likely that Andre Smith had known for a while now that the Bills would be releasing him the moment he came off his suspension. 

Buffalo, meanwhile, is coming off a big win over Kansas City.