ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - High-priced veterans are an endangered species in Buffalo. The Bills released cornerback Terrence McGee Thursday, the third veteran cut loose this week.
McGee has battled injuries for the last several years, finishing three of the last four seasons on Injured Reserve.
During his ten-year career with the Bills, only once did McGee play in all 16 games. He especially struggled to get on the field recently while recovering from a knee injury. McGee played sparingly in seven games this past season.
Bills General Manager Buddy Nix commented on the move today through a press release. “Terrence has been a contributor to the Bills organization for 10 years and we thank him for his efforts on the field and off. We wish him the best of luck in the future,” Nix said.
With his recent injury trouble, it's easy to forget how much McGee contributed to the Bills earlier in his career. He still holds several franchise records for kick returns, McGee intercepted 17 passes as a Bill, and he made it to the Pro Bowl in 2005.
The move frees up even more cap space for the Bills. McGee would have counted for $4.6 million against the cap this year.
Earlier this week, the Bills released safety George Wilson and linebacker Nick Barnett.