Former England speedster Christian Wade did not make it through Saturday’s cut-down, Chris Brown of the Bills’ official site reports.
Wade was a demon in preseason games last season and ultimately ended up on the practice squad, but with the Bills set at the top of the running back depth chart with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, the team needs pass catchers and special teams guys to fill out the rest of the group, not a hard-running prospect.
Confirmation that Christian Wade won’t be a part of the @BuffaloBills 53 man roster for the 2020 NFL season.— Morgan Lowrie (@MorganLowrie) September 6, 2020
Wade is now free to sign with another team, or if offered, rejoin the Bills practice squad early next week. Either that, or he’ll be a free agent. #NFLTwitter https://t.co/0JsdF063ri
The report added that. the Bills would love to get Wade on the practice squad again, where he’s eligible to come back to the roster as the Bills’ designated international player if he clears waivers.
However, another source in the USA suggests Wade could be heading back to rugby union after he reportedly received a generous offer from Leicester Tigers.
Wade is third in the list of all-time try scorers in the Premiership with 82 tries but has only earned one cap for England, back in 2013, and that was believed to be a big factor in his decision to leave rugby union in 2018.
Wade was also called up to the British & Irish Lions squad as cover on the tour of Australia in 2013, playing one match against the Brumbies.
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1. Manu Tuilagi (Samoa)
- Current number of caps: 41
- Age at the start of RWC 2023: 32
- Did you know: He was named Manusamoa, after the name of the Samoan national team
The England centre, who was born in Fogapoa and came to the UK at the age of 13, is one of a clutch of Pacific Island players whose eligibility status could change if the restrictions are relaxed. He is the younger brother of Freddie, Henry, Alesana, Anitelea and Sanele Vavae Tuilagi, all of whom are Samoan internationals and also played for Leicester. It would be fantastic for the powerhouse to complete the set.