Kirkendall Posted March 1, 2004 Report Share Posted March 1, 2004 He could be a decent pickup for a two year deal or something. Thoughts?ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Eight-time Pro Bowl guard Ruben Brown was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, in part for salary cap reasons. However, Bills president Tom Donahoe said there were several other factors behind the move. Brown was due to receiver a $1.8 million bonus had he been on roster Wednesday, the first day of free agency. He also was due for a base salary of $2.7 million this season. Brown was selected 14th overall in the 1995 draft by Buffalo. He and backup quarterback Alex Van Pelt were the two longest serving players on the Bills roster. Brown had been a full-time starter since his rookie season, and had started 136 games with Buffalo, missing only eight games in nine seasons. He started 15 games last year before being excused by the team from playing in Buffalo's season finale against New England last December. The team has refused to say why Brown was excused. Brown has maintained it was for disciplinary reasons after he had a disagreement over offensive philosophy with the team's former coaching staff, led by Gregg Williams. Brown ranks second among Bills players with eight Pro Bowl selections, behind former defensive end Bruce Smith, who was selected 11 times. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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