Barnett tweeted: “I was told I’ll be released today by the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the great Fans and friends I have met in Western New York.. It was truly a pleasure being apart of that organization and culture.. Very unfortunate we didn’t get the Bills to the playoffs but I know you.”
Barnett signed with Buffalo in 2011 and was due to make $3.5 million in 2013.
On the heels of the Barnett move, the team also said so long to safety George Wilson.
“Moves like the ones we’ve made today are never easy, but we have to do what’s best for our team and keep moving forward,” Bills general manager Buddy Nix said. “We’ve got some good young players on our roster who we feel are ready to take the next step and they will now have the opportunity to do so. We thank both Nick and George for everything they’ve given the Bills’ organization and wish them nothing but the best for the future.”