ORCHARD PARK, NY — In a surprising move, the Bills have cut backup running back Jonathan Williams.

The team also cut linebacker Gerald Hodges and wide receiver Philly Brown.

Williams was expected to be the team's No. 2 running back behind LeSean McCoy. Williams even impressed in the team's preseason finale against the Lions by running 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown.

With Williams gone, Mike Tolbert figures to be the team's No. 2 back.

Hodge spent most of the summer on the second-team defense, and seemed like a lock to make the roster after Reggie Ragland was traded to the Chiefs.