– The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills have given themselves room to maneuver while continuing what’s become a weeklong shuffle of their quarterback-depleted roster.

After releasing five players — including newly acquired quarterback Thaddeus Lewis — on Saturday, the Bills are three spots short of their 53-player roster limit entering the first week of the season. That opens the likelihood of Buffalo scouring the waiver wire to add players at quarterback and cornerback.

Lewis became the latest quarterback on the way out in Buffalo, a day after the team cut Matt Leinart and placed veteran Kevin Kolb on injured reserve because of a concussion. Lewis had spent less than a week in Buffalo, after being acquired in a trade that sent reserve linebacker Chris White to Detroit.

Without Lewis, the Bills are left with two quarterbacks — rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel and undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel. Manuel has missed two weeks after hurting his left knee, and it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the season opener Sunday against New England.

Buffalo is also short on depth at cornerback, with starter Stephon Gilmore to miss the first five to seven weeks because of a broken wrist.

REDSKINS: Washington kept four quarterbacks on its 53-man roster, as Pat White made the cut along with Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman.

White returned to the NFL this year after a detour through baseball. He looked rusty in training camp but played better in preseason games. He also provides an extra bit of insurance with both Griffin and Cousins coming off injuries.

GIANTS: New York terminated the contract of quarterback David Carr, who had been Eli Manning’s backup for four of the past five seasons.

Curtis Painter and fourth-round draft pick Ryan Nassib made the team as Manning’s backups.

PACKERS: Green Bay released quarterback Vince Young, leaving B.J. Coleman as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.

Meanwhile, defensive lineman Johnny Jolly’s return from a three-year layoff appears certain after he survived roster cuts. Jolly had been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy and served about nine months in prison.

STEELERS: Pittsburgh activated Heath Miller, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end, off the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to play in the season opener against Tennessee.

Miller tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee last December against Cincinnati.

TEXANS: Houston moved safety Ed Reed to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle will start the season with defensive end Chris Clemons on the 53-man active roster, rather than placing him on the physically unable to perform list.

Clemons has not participated in training camp while recovering from major knee surgery.

The Seahawks cut fullback Michael Robinson, a Pro Bowl selection in 2011, and defensive back Antoine Winfield. Winfield indicated to Coach Pete Carroll his intention to retire after 14 seasons.

TITANS: Tennessee released Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season on the offensive line, and placed returner Marc Mariani on injured reserve.

The Titans also released Rusty Smith, choosing to go with two quarterbacks — Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

PANTHERS: Carolina waived former second-round draft pick Jimmy Clausen, a move that leaves the team with two quarterbacks.

The Panthers also cut veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, who’d been working as a starter most of preseason.

49ERS: San Francisco released two-time Pro Bowler Brian Jennings, the team’s longest-tenured player.

Jennings was the long-snapper for 13 seasons and had played in a franchise-record 208 consecutive games.

CHARGERS: San Diego released wide receiver Robert Meachem, who caught only 14 passes last season after signing a four-year contract with $14 million guaranteed.

SAINTS: Special teams leader Courtney Roby, veteran safety Jim Leonard and defensive end Jay Richardson were among the team’s final cuts.

BROWNS: Cleveland terminated the contract of veteran Shayne Graham and released rookie Brandon Bogotay, leaving the club without a kicker.

EAGLES: Former first-round pick Danny Watkins, a firefighter before he was drafted him 23rd overall in 2011, has been released.

Watkins started 18 games at right guard in two seasons.

BENGALS: Cincinnati picked Josh Johnson as its backup quarterback and waived John Skelton.

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