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Bills safety Rafael Bush retires, team signs safety Kurt Coleman

Posted: 1:21 PM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 13:21:02-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bills begin training camp on July 25th which means players are busy wrapping up their summer and packing up for St. John Fisher College in the Rochester area. One player though, will not be joining the Bills.

In a somewhat surprising move, Safety Rafael Bush has chosen to retire from the NFL. The team announced the decision on Friday.

Bush spent nine seasons in the league, playing for five different teams including the Bills. Last season he played in 15 games, making seven starts, and finished seventh on the team with 44 tackles.

In a corresponding move, the Bills signed safety Kurt Coleman to a one-year contract. Coleman most recently played with the New Orleans Saints where he started nine games. He has ties to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, playing under him in Philadelphia in 2010 and in Carolina from 2015-2016.