The Buffalo Bills made a few roster moves over the past two days, releasing offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and signing wide receiver Rod Streater and linebacker Gerald Hodges.
Kouandjio, a former second-round draft pick out of Alabama, never lived up to his draft billing. A lost rookie season which saw Kouandjio essentially nailed to the Bills’ bench in 2014 gave way to limited playing time a year later.
Kouandjio started five games in 2016 and played adequately, but his slow progress, plus the incident where he was found naked in a field in Elma nearly a month ago, led to his release.
Streater, a former Alfred State standout and Temple graduate who has spent time with the Raiders and 49ers, has accumulated 127 catches for 1755 yards and 10 touchdowns over the previous five seasons. He will add depth to the Bills’ pass-catching corps and compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Hodges was also brought in to provide veteran leadership and competition among the Bills’ linebackers. A fourth-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2013 while defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier served as head coach, Hodges saw the majority of his playing time come last season with the San Francisco 49ers while compiling 83 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 12 starts.
The Bills released cornerback Charles Gaines to make room for Hodges.