The decision to cut ties with the 22 year old represents a major reversal for the Bills

left Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane little choice but to release the team’s rookie punter on Saturday

cleared the way for Araiza to take over the punting duties by cutting returning veteran Matt Haack on Monday.

it comes less than a week after the Bills.

Araiza’s release begins to ease a crisis which has shaken the two-time AFC East champions.

“I’m hurt,” McDermott said. “It’s not easy to to hear about some of the things that I’ve heard about over

The Bills began distancing themselves from Araiza as early as Friday

when he was held out from playing. He was the playing from an undisclosed location in the stadium.