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Bills Release Posey

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:49 am

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills released linebacker Jeff Posey on Monday after the eight-year veteran lost his starting job to Angelo Crowell.

Posey was a three-year starter with Buffalo since joining the Bills as a free agent in 2003, registering 202 tackles, 9½ sacks and an interception in 48 games.

His release didn't come as a big surprise after he was demoted during spring minicamps following Crowell's emergence. Posey's practice time remained limited during the first nine days of camp.

Crowell, a three-year veteran, is coming off an impressive season after he capably filled in as a starter in place of Takeo Spikes, who missed the final 13 games because of a torn right Achilles' tendon.

With Spikes -- a two-time Pro Bowl selection -- ready to return, Crowell remained in the starting mix alongside middle linebacker London Fletcher. The Bills are so high on Crowell that they plan for him to keep his spot at weak-side linebacker, switching Spikes to the strong side where he will play over the opposing team's tight end.

Spikes played the strong side during his first five seasons in Cincinnati.

Crowell has continued to shine during training camp, delivering some of the defense's best hits.

His speed and ability to drop into coverage and provide run support is considered key for an outside linebacker in the Cover 2-style defense being introduced by new coordinator Perry Fewell.

Posey's best season with Buffalo was in 2003 when he had 64 tackles, 5½ sacks and forced four fumbles.

He broke into the NFL in 1998 with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi. Posey spent three years with the 49ers, and played for Carolina, Jacksonville and Houston.
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