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The Buffalo Bills re-signed Colin Brown, the team announced Tuesday.

Brown is a 6-foot-7, 326-pound offensive lineman who appeared in one game last season for the Bills before being placed on injured reserve Oct. 9 with a hamstring injury.

Brown has appeared in 12 games, starting two, since entering the league as a fifth-round draft pick of Kansas City in 2009.

The Bills signed him off Baltimore’s practice squad Dec. 14, 2010 but he didn’t appear in a game for the Bills until 2011. He played 11 games with one start that season.

Terms of his deal were not disclosed.

Jets cut five

NEW YORK – The New York Jets cut linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace Tuesday in a five-player purge to move the team closer to the National Football League’s salary cap.

The Jets also released offensive lineman Jason Smith, a No. 2 draft pick, and safety Eric Smith, and placed tight end Josh Baker on waivers, the team said in a release.

The moves will save the team $24.2 million under the NFL’s payroll limit and leave them about $2 million above the cap, according to ESPN.

Around the league

• The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss as part of their roster overhaul under new coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey.

• New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has cut veteran tight end David Thomas and third-year cornerback Johnny Patrick.

• The Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco’s agent plan to meet this weekend in their first attempt to reach a new contract for the Super Bowl MVP. Joe Linta will be in Indianapolis at the NFL’s scouting combine for the first negotiations since August.