Bills 'Plan' to Cut RB Nyheim Hines After Freak Injury

Bills ‘Plan’ to Cut RB Nyheim Hines After Freak Injury

The Buffalo Bills are already set to have two of their backup running backs hit free agency, but are now expected to officially cut ties with a third.

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Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills plan to release running back Nyheim Hines “this week.” The 27-year-old was traded to Buffalo from the Indianapolis Colts midway through the 2022 season, but suffered a freak ACL injury last summer while skiing that sidelined him for all of 2023.

He’s expected to be back in time for training camp should he sign with a new team. Buffalo will clear $4.6 million in cap space, also per Schefter.

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“Bills plan to release RB/RS Nyheim Hines this week, per source,” Schefter tweeted. “Hines most likely will be back for training camp from the ACL injury that he suffered last summer, per source.”

The highlight of Hines’ time in Buffalo and arguably the most memorable moment so far in his NFL career came during a Week 18 win over the New England Patriots to close out the 2022 regular season. In what marked the first game back for the Bills after the Damar Hamlin incident, Hines took back the opening kickoff for a touchdown before doing it a second time in the third quarter as Buffalo won 35-23.

In nine career games with the Bills, Hines posted six carries for -3 yards but had five catches for 53 yards and a touchdown. He totaled 19 kickoff returns for 554 yards and the aforementioned touchdowns.

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