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Bills sign K Carpenter, cut QB Kolb

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Free agency got underway Tuesday, but the Bills were relatively quiet on that front.

Jairus Byrd remains unsigned, but the prize free agent safety visited the New Orleans Saints according to reports.

Byrd is seeking a deal worth about $9 million. The Bills have not ruled out a deal just yet, with GM Doug Whaley saying that the lines of communication are still open with the Pro Bowler.

Nolan Carroll has a free agent visit with the Bills, according to The cornerback was a fifth round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. Last year was his best season with three interceptions and two sacks.

Kevin Kolb's injury-riddled stint with the Bills is done after failing a physical. The quarterback was released by the team.

Kolb was brought in to battle rookie EJ Manuel for the starting job, but a knee injury and a concussion shelved Kolb and he never made a start for the Bills. He was due a $1 million roster bonus.

Mike Caussin is coming back to the team. The tight end signed with the Bills back in December of 2010. He has five catches for 41 yards in six games with the Bills. The team's top tight end the last few season, Scott Chandler, remains unsigned at this point.

The team is also bring back kicker Dan Carpenter. Joining the Bills as a free agent in September, Carpenter had a solid year, matching a Bills record for field goals made in a season with 33. He also converted all 32 of his extra point tries. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP