Long was set to compete for a backup role on the offensive line, but with the addition of G Brian Winters, it appears the Bills are looking to save a little bit of money.
Buffalo exercised Long’s option to keep him this offseason. According to Over The Cap, releasing Long saves about $1.675 million in cap space.
Long, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Redskins back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,863,800 contract with the Redskins before agreeing to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Jets.
Long was set to make base salaries of $3 million and $6.25 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Jets released him in 2019. He signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Bills.
In 2019, Long appeared in 14 games for the Bills as a reserve offensive lineman.