Bills release RB Tashard Choice

The Buffalo Bills released running back Tashard Choice on Wednesday.

Through the first 12 games of the season, Choice had been a third option behind top runners Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. He rushed 35 times for 126 yards, while adding four catches for 10 yards.

Choice first joined the Bills during the 2011 season under then-head coach Chan Gailey, who had coached Choice at Georgia Tech. Choice had less of a role this season under new offensive coordinator Nate Hackett.

The Bills re-signed Choice to a one-year deal in March. With four games remaining in the season, the Bills may have cut ties with Choice in order to evaluate running back Ronnie Wingo. The undrafted rookie has been active for just one game since being promoted off the practice squad.

Choice, 29, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. He set career highs as a rookie, rushing 92 times for 472 yards.