Bills Release DE Ryan Davis


According to Eric Edholm, the Bills are releasing DE Ryan Davis on Friday.

Davis, 29, wound up signing on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman back in 2012. He was on an off of their practice squad before making the 53-man roster in 2014.

Davis returned to the Jaguars on a one-year restricted tender for the 2016 season. However, Jacksonville elected to cut him loose at the start of the regular season and he signed on with the Cowboys soon after.

The Bills signed Davis to a two-year, $2.2 million contract last year and he was set to make a base salary of $1.125 million for the 2018 season.

According to, releasing Davis will free up $1,225,000 of available cap space while creating $50,000 million in dead money.

In 2017, Davis appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 26 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 74 edge defender out of 106 qualifying players.