Phillips, an undrafted free agent, bounced around with the Bills in 2018 between the practice squad, the active roster (he played in two games) and being waived from the team, but the Virginia Tech product will be given a shot to make the team this summer. The Bills don't have many proven options at wide receiver, but they have a large amount of cap money to spend and will address the position with a lot more than Phillips this offseason.
Phillips was waived by the Bills on Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Someone had to go after Terrelle Pryor was added to the mix last week and the Bills wanted to pick up Isaiah McKenzie on Monday, so it was likely between Phillips and sixth-round rookie Ray-Ray McCloud. Given that neither has shown the Bills much so far and Phillips is the undrafted one of the two, he would have been our guess to go too.
Phillips (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bears.
Phillips played double-digit offensive snaps in each of the last two weeks, snagging his only target for nine yards in Week 8 versus the Patriots. He'll return to the sidelines in street clothes since Terrelle Pryor is suiting up for his Bills debut.
Phillips caught one pass for five yards during Friday's preseason game against the Browns.
Phillips didn't look hampered whatsoever, which is notable since he dealt with an unspecified groin injury earlier this summer. The Virginia Tech product is looking to secure a depth role within the Bills receiving corps.
Phillips exited Friday's practice with a groin injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
The undrafted rookie has a lot to prove this preseason if he wants to make the squad. Phillips finished his senior season at Virginia Tech catching 71 of 112 targets for seven touchdowns.