Kawika Mitchell granted release by Bills

Updated: October 1, 2010, 1:12 PM ET
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills released Kawika Mitchell on Friday after coming to an injury settlement with the veteran linebacker.

Mitchell was placed on injured reserve prior to the Bills' season opener against Miami after he hurt his foot in practice.

The seven-year pro was coming back from a right knee injury that forced him to miss the final 11 games last season after he went on injured reserve.

Meanwhile, starting cornerback Terrence McGee, after missing practice for the second consecutive day Friday, likely won't play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of a knee injury.

Coach Chan Gailey declared McGee as questionable.

If McGee can't play, the suddenly banged-up Bills defense will be without three starters. Defensive end Marcus Stroud (left ankle) and linebacker Andra Davis (shoulder) already have been ruled out.

The unit will get a little boost, though, when starting inside linebacker Paul Posluszny returns after missing two games because of a right knee he sprained in Buffalo's season-opening loss to Miami.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.