Bills release quintet

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills have released five players, none of them surprises.

They are QB Matt Baker, CB Kennard Cox, P D.J. Fitzpatrick, WR C.J. Hawthorne and DE Shaun Nua.

All were either rookies or players without NFL game experience.

Nua has been around the longest. He spent 2005 and 2006 on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad and last year was on the Bills practice squad for the final five games.

Baker's release means Gibran Hamdan likely will remain the No. 3 QB unless the Bills decide to start the season with only two, as they did last year. But given the injury histories of Trent Edwards and J.P. Losman, Hamdan probably is safe.