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Bills release RB Wilder Jr., OT Martin

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By Anthony Caruso III

The Buffalo Bills have released running back James Wilder Jr. and offensive tackle Chris Martin. They’re released before Saturday’s roster cuts.

The 24-year-old Wilder Jr. was signed by the Bills to a future deal in Jan. He’s never made a National Football League roster in his career.

He carries the ball 22 times and averaged 2.4 yards per carry. With his release, it’s getting more difficult for him to make an opening day NFL roster.

James Wilder Jr. (Getty Images)

James Wilder Jr. (Getty Images)

According to, Martin has one-year of NFL experience. However, according to their games played section, he hasn’t played in any games.

He’s already been in five different organizations — the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers in 2014. He was with the Bills and the Miami Dolphins last season.

Wilder Jr. signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May 2014. He was then released by the team on Aug. 2014, before being signed to the team’s practice squad.

In Jan. 2015, he signed a future contract with the team, only to be released on Sept. 2015. On Sept. 6th, he signed a practice squad deal with the team.

He signed a future deal with the Bills in Jan.

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