The veteran wideout was let go Tuesday even after an impressive preseason in which he was second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. Little will now hit the open market, with a chance to sign on with a team looking to add experience to their wide receiver corps.
Little was listed with the third-teamers when the initial depth chart came out. However, no one in the large group of receivers vying for the No. 3 and No. 4 jobs has completely stood out, so it's still a wide-open competition for those jobs, or even the final roster spots in general, especially with Greg Salas still sidelined with a hamstring injury. Games like these will help the veteran Little in his cause to make the team.
With Sammy Watkins still unable to practice, Little has seen significant time with the first team offense, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said quarterback Tyrod Taylor, "He's competing each and every day. He's gone out there and tried to make plays on the ball and has made a couple of acrobatic catches. He's in the right place as far as the routes go. He's definitely dialed in."
Watkins will be back soon and Robert Woods is the clear-cut No. 2 guy, but the third receiver spot is a wide open race. Even coach Rex Ryan has no clue who's going to take it and there may be as many as 5-6 receivers with a legitimate shot at the job. If we had to guess, it seems like high-upside guy Dez Lewis and the journeyman Little seem to be turning the most heads - Little through his consistency and knowledge of the game - though there's still plenty of time left for the depth chart to be shaken up. Little could finish anywhere from the No. 3 guy to not making the team.
Little has had three 40-plus catch seasons since getting drafted in the second round by the Browns in 2011, but has fallen on hard times recently, with just six catches in 2014 while not seeing any action this past season. He'll compete for a spot for a fourth, fifth, or sixth wideout in camp this summer.
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